I've Lost My Hippopotamus (Hardcover)

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By Jack Prelutsky, Jackie Urbanovic (Illustrator)
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Real and imaginary animals depicted in clever, humorous verse and silly pictures provide wonderful, challenging word play. A treat as a Read Aloud. (8-12)

— From Poetry


Some of the animals in this book are real. They include:

the hippopotamus (she's missing)

the elephant (he's artistically talented)

the octopus (it's great at multitasking).

Others may not be quite so real. These include:

the wiguana (very hairy, for a lizard)

the halibutterfly (there's something fishy about it)

the gludu (quite clingy).

In the tradition of Jack Prelutsky's classic poetry collections The New Kid on the Block, It's Raining Pigs & Noodles, and A Pizza the Size of the Sun, here is a book packed with more than 100 funny poems and silly pictures. Most of the poems are about animals--some are big and some are small, some have unusual interests, and some are just plain unusual.

Praise For…

“Another winning choice for newcomers and fans alike.”
-ALA Booklist

“With her wildly expressive characters and expertly conveyed physical comedy… this is sure to be a read-aloud hit.”
-ALA Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062014573
ISBN-10: 0062014579
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: March 13th, 2012
Pages: 143
Language: English