The Turtle and the Hippopotamus
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The Turtle and the Hippopotamus

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A fresh twist on trust and friendship
In this rebus book, a turtle won't swim across the river because she is afraid of the hippopotamus standing in the middle of it. She asks a bird, a grasshopper, some ants, and a possum what to do, but she still can't find the courage to cross to the delicious reeds on the other side - until she makes a new friend. Playful art swings an...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 2nd 2002 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Kate Banks has written many books for children, among them Max’s Words, And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. She grew up in Maine, where she and her two sisters and brother spent a lot of time outdoors, and where Banks developed an early love of reading. “I especially liked picture books,” she says, “an...more
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