Hippospotamus – book review

by Jeanne Willis
Picture book
* * * Stars (Pretty good)

Hippopotamus discovers a red spot on her bottom(us) and tries to do something about it. Her friends and acquaintances all have ideas about what may have caused it and how Hippopotamus can cure it. To no avail – none of their treatments work. Hippopotamus remains be-spotted until a boy makes a positive identification. Not a spot after all, it’s a…well, that would be telling.

This story is silly, but fun to read. Hippo would do well to see a professional for any future ailments (fraudulent medical advice abounds!). Lots of nonsense words will make this a hit as a read-aloud (be sure to practice a few times before taking your show on the road).

Reviewed by YA Librarian

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