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But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton
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Jan 29, 2009

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Sandra Boynton, popular author of twenty-two books for children and adults, brings us But Not the Hippopotamus. Bright and charming illustrations will draw children’s attention while cherished animal characters are involved in a rhythmical and simple story intended to deliver giggling smiles and moral lessons.

All the animals in this tale join together and do tasks and have fun with one another, but not the hippopotamus. This latter phrase is repeated throughout the book as the animal sadly watches the others having a good time. Then, the reluctant hippo is invited by the other animals to join them! With only a small amount of hesitation, the hippo is off to enter the circle of friends!

I do recommend this fun and silly book, but encourage readers to present their own explanation at the end of the story to make sure the desired message is getting across to all those little hippo ears!

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