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There's a Hippopotamus Under My Bed

3.07  ·  Rating details ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A youngster befriends an escaped hippopotamus that sooner or later must return to the zoo.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1978 by Avon Books (Mm) (first published January 1st 1977)
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Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
another one read to the belly! :)
Jordan Kinser
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book was just okay. I liked the emotive illustrations, but the book didn't have much for content and the ending left much to be desired.
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is such a cute book. It's about a boy who is followed by a hippo home. He breaks different parts of the house, gets stuck in the bathtub, and is too big to hide anywhere. Eventually the people from the zoo come to the house and get the hippo back to the zoo where he belongs, but the boy is allowed to visit him everyday after school. It's a imaginative, fun book about a boy finding a friend in an unlikely animal. I think all children would like to have a friend in different types of animals, ...more
Jason Vedder
Found a sheet from 1980 about reading 50 books for the summer and this was on it.
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Mike Thaler, born in Los Angeles, started his professional career drawing cartoons for adults. A children's book editor saw one of his cartoon stories in a national magazine and encouraged Mike to try writing for children. His first attempt met with success, and "The Magic Boy" was published in 1961.

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