A Hippo's Tale
Publication Date: March 2007
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Deep in the middle of Africa, at the river’s edge where the hippos live, life is pleasant. The big hippos like to relax at the beach, while the little hippos love diving. Mrs. Hippopotamus enjoys having quiet time all to herself, especially when bathing. She even has her beach, where she takes a bath in peace. But then a monkey shows up and disturbs her solitude. What is Mrs. Hippopotamus to do? She comes up with a fantastic solution, one, as it turns out, that all the hippos like.
With her warm, winsome ink-and-watercolor pictures and simple text, Lena Landström has once again created a charming tale about the pleasure of finding time alone.
LENA LANDSTRÖM, together with her husband, Olof, has created the Will series, the much-loved Boo and Baa books, and Four Hens and a Rooster, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. She is also the author and illustrator of two other hippo stories, The Little Hippos’ Adventure and The New Hippos. She lives in Sweden.
“Mrs. Hippopotamus is the Greta Garbo of hippos. She likes her peace and quiet, and just wants to be left alone . . . Gently evocative with piquant touches of humor.” --Kirkus Reviews "A welcome addition to this series." --Booklist