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Hippos Are Huge!

Read and Wonder

May 23, 2017 | Children's paperback
ISBN: 9780763679521
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"With gorgeous mixed-media illustrations and accessible, engaging language, this picture book will spur interest in the world of hippos." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

The deadliest animal in Africa isn't the lion or the crocodile -- it's the hippopotamus! Hippos have razor-sharp tusks, weigh as much as fifty men, and can run twenty-five miles per hour. Follow these hefty hulks as they glide underwater, play tug-of-war, swat balls of dung at one another, and nuzzle their young in the mud. Just don't get too close -- they could chomp you in two!

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ISBN: 9780763679521
Format: Children's paperback
Pages: 32
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Published: 2017-05-23


With gorgeous mixed-media illustrations and accessible, engaging language, this picture book will spur interest in the world of hippos.... With a focus on high-interest details--such as a spread featuring two bull hippos flinging dung at each other in warning--this title stands out.... A solid nonfiction read-aloud.
--School Library Journal (starred review)

This will make a satisfyingly uncivilized animal story for audiences looking to get beyond "Hungry Hungry Hippos."
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

Fascinating... Mixed-media illustrations--which vary from double-page spreads to spot art--add to the free-flowing style... The combined effect is a playful, clever introduction to the hippo that works for read-alouds or independent study.
--Kirkus Reviews

The life of a familiar creature is presented with charm and appreciation.
--Horn Book

Perfect for group storytime reading or individual enjoyment, this is also an ideal book for teaching reference and research skills to beginning readers. An easy-to-use index highlights simple vocabulary (e.g. fighting, speed, weight). Sure to be a favorite!
--Booklist Online

From the up-close view of the inside of the hippo's mouth on the cover to the images of their backsides with swatting tails and balls of dung, perspective plays a big role in this engaging piece of nonfiction for younger readers.
--Literacy Daily

Students will be fascinated by this title and with the information and facts presented about the hippopotamus...Teachers will find it to be a great read-aloud.
--School Library Connection

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