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.”

“With her wildly expressive characters and expertly conveyed physical comedy… this is sure to be a read-aloud hit.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062014573
ISBN-10: 0062014579
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: March 13th, 2012
Pages: 144
Language: English

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