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Am I Beautiful?

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Young Hippo is out for a walk. He passes various families and asks the same question of each. "Am I beautiful/" he inquires hopefully. But the answers a lion, a heron, and a lady give him are not what he wants to here. And then he comes home to his very own mother...
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published August 19th 1992 by Greenwillow Books
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Grade Levels: P-1
* A cute tale to be used in a reading center or class library for students who may be experiencing low self-esteem; encourages self-awareness and self-confidence; use to teach students about different family types (this book particular book doesn't mention anything about the main character having a father)
This is one of my favorite books as a child. I love the artwork, which is kid friendly. The story is easy to follow, and even has a wonderful ending. This is a wonderful story for children especially with animals as the main character.
Angela Nelson
I really like how simple and repetitive this book is, it makes is easy to read. I like how the little hippo finally got his answer about being beautiful from his mom.
Simple plot that is easy to follow and may help children with self esteem issues.
kind of a simple story but Z loved the "hippo book".
story about appreciating yourself. hippo character.
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Else Holmelund Minarik is the author of the Little Bear series of children's books, which were successful as books, and were also made into a successful children's TV series. The Little Bear books sold more than 6 million copies worldwide.

Else Minarik was also the author of another well-known book, No Fighting, No Biting!

She was born in Denmark, and with her family immigrated to the United States
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