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The Hippo-Not-amus

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The Hippo-Not-amus
by Tony and Jan Payne;  illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

This is a silly story about a young hippo trying to be everything he's not.  Portly didn't ask to be a hippo; he was just born that way. And frankly, he's starting to find being a hippo kind of boring - standing in the water all day up to his eyeballs, eating grass - no fun at all! So he embarks on a journey to figure out just what kind of animal to be, and along the way, meets all kinds of creatures. As he tries to do everything they do, this heartwarming story of a youngster searching for his identity and trying to be somebody he's not will strike a chord with all readers. Repetitive, silly text and bright illustrations make this an infectiously fun read.

Interest Level:     Kindergarten     1st grade     2nd grade    

Book Type:   read aloud / picture book

Related Lists:    animal stories      character education

This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!