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But Not the Hippopotamus

Written & illustrated by Sandra Boynton
Published by Little Simon
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Publisher Summary

A shy hippo makes a big impact in this Sandra Boynton classic. 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 of all ages.

What Kind of Book is But Not the Hippopotamus

Themes:
shyness
animals
hippos and rhinos
Categories:
funny and humorous
Genres:
fiction
Linguistic Styles:
rhyming

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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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This board book packs a lot of great qualities into a small package. The rhyming text and flow of the book make it appealing for very young children, and the clever pairings of rhyming animals are fun for slightly older toddlers too. The story itself is clever and silly, but moves quickly and reaches a happy resolution. If I was having a new baby and could only keep a handful of board books, this one would probably make the cut.

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Who Wrote But Not the Hippopotamus

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Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton is a beloved American cartoonist, children’s author, songwriter, and highly sporadic short film director. Boynton has written and illustrated sixty children’s books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times bestsellers. More than 70 million of her books have been sold—“mostly to friends and family,” she says. Boynton has also written and produced six albums of unconventional children’s music; three of her albums have been certified Gold (over 500,000 copies sold), and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum (over one million copies sold). Boynton has also written and directed eleven short musical films and two animated shorts, including “Tyrannosaurus Funk,” sung by Samuel L. Jackson, which won the 2018 Grand Prize for Best Children’s Animation Short from the Rhode Island International Film Festival. In 2008, Boynton received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society. Boynton has four perfect children and an equally perfect granddaughter. Her Connecticut studio is in a converted barn that has perhaps the only hippopotamus weathervane in America.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780671449049
Publication Date:
November 30, 1982
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
95142211
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
32140847
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0671449044
Lexile:
AD390L

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