The Hippo-not-amus

The Hippo-not-amus

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Baker & Taylor
A young hippopotamus who is bored with his life sets out to discover "just the right kind of animal to be."

Scholastic
From the best-selling illustrator of GIRAFFES CAN'T DANCE, Guy Parker-Rees, comes 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 HIPPO-NOT-AMUS an infectiously fun read.

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 HIPPO-NOT-AMUS an infectiously fun read.

Baker
& Taylor

Finding that life as a hippo is quite a bore, Portly sets out on a grand adventure to discover the animal he truly wants to be and begins testing his abilities to see if he can make a successful transformation, in an amusing picture book about an unusual hippopotamus.

Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., c.2003
ISBN: 9780439564182
0439564182
Characteristics: p ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Parker-Rees, Guy; (illus)

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