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But Not the Hippopotamus
But Not the Hippopotamus
Author: Sandra Boynton
Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780416455007
ISBN-10: 041645500X
Publication Date: 1983
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.

4.6 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
I personally love this book and I'm an adult. It's a cute story about what other animals do, but not the hippo who doesn't seem to be allowed to do anything except at the end she does do something. She kills all the other animals because they were mean to her.

No, no, she doesn't. I'm joking.

The story is very amusing. My daughter loved this book when she was younger. Boynton's books aren't very babyish. She uses words like "cavort" "bog" which you typically don't see in toddler and preschool books and I like that. It's good for expanding a child's vocabulary.
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