But Not the Hippopotamus: Special 30th Anniversary Edition!
But Not the Hippopotamus Special 30th Anniversary Edition Author:Sandra Boynton A shy hippo makes a big impact in this anniversary edition of a Sandra Boynton classic.A hog and a frogcavort in the bog.But not the hippopotamus.A cat and two ratsare trying on hats.But not the hippopotamus.The original But Not the Hippopotamus was an instant favorite among children and parents. Now this hilarious Boynton book is back in a Spec... more »ial 30th Anniversary Edition, complete with its silly rhymes and humorous, charming illustrations. In this simple, playful board book, a shy hippo watches as other animals engage in social activities. Finally, the other animals invite the hippo along and, after dithering a moment, she leaps into the fun...with hilarious results. The repetitive, enjoyable rhythm, cheerful mood, and well-crafted, simple rhymes will endear this story to toddlers everywhere. This anniversary edition has an enlarged trim size and metallic ink on the cover, making this Boynton classic even more special.« less
Bookfanatic reviewed But Not the Hippopotamus: Special 30th Anniversary Edition! on
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.