That’s Not a Hip­popota­mus!

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Juli­ette Maciver, Sarah Davis, il­lus­tra­tor, Gecko Press Hard­cover $16.99 (32pp), 978-1-927271-96-4

Hi­jinks and hi­lar­ity en­sue when a sa­fari field trip turns into a hippo hunt as a ram­bunc­tious class and their be­lea­guered chap­er­one search high and low for the elu­sive mam­mal, in Julie Maciver’s That’s Not a Hip­popota­mus! Clever, rhyth­mic lines roll off the tongue, and de­tailed draw­ings by Sarah Davis give each child a dis­tinct per­son­al­ity while adding to the mer­ri­ment, as first a gi­raffe then a pa­rade of other land and wa­ter an­i­mals are roped, wran­gled, and dragged by ea­ger boys and girls to be pre­sented as the mis­placed hippo, lurk­ing ever so sub­tly in the shad­ows.

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