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A hippopotamus gets the hiccups and his "friends" decided to help him out.
I can only start this review with one question: If a hippopotamus got hiccups, who would give more than two shits? After much research (AKA, repeated viewings of the movie Congo) I have found that hippopotami are complete and total assholes. The first half of this book proves this point as the hippopotamus (from the latin "monster douche"), runs from friend to friend disturbing their lifestyles to the point that th...more
Calamity ensues when an elephant, a centipede, and
a rhinoceros try finding a cure for hippo's colossal case
of hiccups. Zenz's creativity shines through with
his use of colored pencil in this off-the-wall
read-aloud. HIC! HIC! HIC!"
My Review: Well I have mixed feelings about this book. It is a really cute concept and the story is cute how all the other animals try to help...more
I think this is the only book on my shelves catalogued under "Medical remedies involving the use of buffalo — Fiction." Probably.
It has a fun disclaimer: "None of the characters were harmed (other than allergic rashes and minor chafing) in the making of this book." (In general the copyright notice page is whimsical.)
Make sure you turn all the way to the end to see the "Character Bios" page.
Originally 3 stars. The 4th star? The Cast bios. Best part of the book!
6/22/10 & 6/24/10 - They weren't rolling on the floor with laughter, but they had a lot of smiles from this book. They especially liked my hiccups. I think the colors and illustration design for this were also eye-catching for them. A very good choice.
By far, the best element is the rhyme scheme and invented words. What a fantastically creative and fun book for the wee ones.
I doubt you've heard of this book, but you absolutely should have!
Aaron lives in West Michigan. In addition to writing and illustrating, he also frequently visits schools and libraries where he inspires kids to read and write through fun, interactive programs."