cover image Hippos Go Berserk!

Hippos Go Berserk!

Sandra Boynton. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, $14.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-689-80854-8

Happening hippos And for a merrier look at oversized animals, Sandra Boynton's Hippos Go Berserk!, first published in 1977, is reissued in a larger format with new colors. In this counting book, the phone call of one lonely hippo initiates a party: ""One hippo, all alone,/ calls two hippos on the phone,"" and the number of guests snowballs. Boynton's cheerful artwork, familiar from the greeting cards she has designed as well as from numerous books, is as well suited for children as for mirth-minded adults.