That's What Makes A Hippopotamus Smile

That's What Makes A Hippopotamus Smile

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What do you do when a hippopotamus comes to visit? Play splashy-sploshy games, of course, to make him happy. Share silly toys in a big warm bath, to make him laugh. Give him a great big crunchy salad-treat, as that's what a hippo likes to eat. And when he's ready to go home, do a little dance and say goodbye in style, because that's what makes a hippopotamus smile! And now that you're his new best friend he'll be sure to want to come round again-- maybe not on his own next time!
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781847804556
Branch Call Number: P TAYLO S
Additional Contributors: Cardon, Laurent


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May 18, 2015

SUMMARY: This is a guidebook on how to best pamper a hippo who comes to call at your house. It contains such advice as: offer splishy splashy fun instead of a quiet activity and instead of cookies or chips, offer a big crunchy salad because this is what he likes. And be sure to say goodbye in style because this will make the hippo think you are his new best friend. This will have come back again (and he may even bring friends).

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations were created in ink and digitally rendered. They are adorable, colorful, fun, and large for the younger readers.

THE GOOD: This was a very fun and playful story. The hippo was absolutely adorable and made me want a hippo to play with too. The story was short and simple making it perfect for when there isn't time to read a longer book or for the younger crowd with a small attention span. I was left wanting more.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Advertised for ages 3-6 which is perfect for this book.

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