Three Cheers for Hippo!

John Stadler, Author
John Stadler, Author Crowell $11.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-690-04668-7
Reviewed on: 09/30/1987
Release date: 10/01/1987
In a simple and humorous easy-reading adventure, Hippo, an experienced parachutist, encourages his friends Cat, Pig and Dog to try free-fall skyjumping. They are nervous, but Hippo reassures them, and the three friends jump from Hippo's plane. All goes well until they notice that they are drifting toward a pond chock-full of eager alligators! What will they do? Suddenly, the table, around which all the hungry gators are gathered, begins to shake and rise. The table is really Hippo's broad back! ""Three cheers for Hippo!'' The illustrations are funny and cartoony in Sadler's distinctive style. Though this is perhaps not as imaginative as his Hooray for Snail!, it will please and engage beginning readers. Ages 4-8. (October)
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