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Hippos Are Huge!

By Jonathan London
Illustrated by Matthew Trueman

“With gorgeous mixed-media illustrations and accessible, engaging language, this picture book will spur interest in the world of hippos.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

The deadliest animal in Africa isn’t the lion or the crocodile — it’s the hippopotamus! Hippos have razor-sharp tusks, weigh as much as fifty men, and can run twenty-five miles per hour. Follow these hefty hulks as they glide underwater, play tug-of-war, swat balls of dung at one another, and nuzzle their young in the mud. Just don’t get too close — they could chomp you in two!

  • Featuring the hippo - huge yet graceful, inherently funny, and the deadliest animal in Africa!
  • The blend of storytelling and facts is perfect for the Common Core.
  • By the author of the Froggy books!

About the author

Jonathan London is an award-winning author of dozens of children’s books, including the popular Froggy series illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. He is well known for his compassion for—and commitment to—wildlife, and many of his books are about animals. He lives in northern California.

About the illustrator

Matthew Trueman is the illustrator of One Beetle Too Many by Kathryn Lasky. He spent his childhood in Italy, but returned to the United States to attend art school. Matthew Trueman lives near a river and likes to eat, two things he has in common with hippos, he says. He lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

ISBN: 9780763679521
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Dimensions: 230 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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