I've Lost My Hippopotamus

By Jack Prelutsky; Jackie Urbanovic (Illustrator)
(Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780062014580, 144pp.)

Publication Date: March 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Description

Some of the animals in this book are real. They include:

  • the hippopotamus (she's missing)
  • the elephant (he's artistically talented)
  • the octopus (it's great at multitasking).

Others may not be quite so real. These include:

  • the wiguana (very hairy, for a lizard)
  • the halibutterfly (there's something fishy about it)
  • the gludu (quite clingy).

In the tradition of Jack Prelutsky's classic poetry collections The New Kid on the Block, It's Raining Pigs & Noodles, and A Pizza the Size of the Sun, here is a book packed with more than 100 funny poems and silly pictures. Most of the poems are about animals—some are big and some are small, some have unusual interests, and some are just plain unusual.




About the Author

Jack Prelutsky was the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate. He has filled more than fifty books of verse with his inventive wordplay, including the national bestsellers Scranimals and The New Kid on the Block. He lives in Washington State.




Praise For I've Lost My Hippopotamus

“Another winning choice for newcomers and fans alike.”
-ALA Booklist

“With her wildly expressive characters and expertly conveyed physical comedy… this is sure to be a read-aloud hit.”
-ALA Booklist

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