I've Lost My Hippopotamus

I've Lost My Hippopotamus

By Jack Prelutsky; Jackie Urbanovic (Illustrator)

Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780062014580, 143pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2012


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 animalssome are big and some are small, some have unusual interests, and some are just plain unusual.

About the Author
Jack Prelutsky is the best-selling author of more than fifty books of poetry, including The New Kid on the Block, illustrated by James Stevenson, and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, illustrated by Carin Berger. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.

JACKIE URBANOVIC is the creator of many popular picture books. She is perhaps best known for her New York Times bestseller "Duck at the Door" and its companions, Duck Soup, Duck and Cover, and Sitting Duck. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. www.jackieurbanovic.com

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