The Happiest Hippo in the World (Hardcover)

By Danielle Steel, Margaret Spengler (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780061578991, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2009

List Price: 16.99*
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From America's bestselling storyteller Danielle Steel comes a heartwarming story about acceptance.

There are many things that are green. Grass, leaves, four-leaf clovers, lettuce. But not hippos. Hippos are supposed to be gray.

Unfortunately for Greenie— a big, bright green hippo—everyone at the circus thinks he's just too different. So Greenie sets out on a journey to fit in and winds up in New York City. Just when it seems as though Greenie will never find a true friend, a boy named Charlie comes into his life. Will Charlie and Greenie become friends?

About the Author

Danielle Steel is the author of more than eighty-five New York Times bestselling novels. She has also written nonfiction, poetry, and several children's books, including the Max and Martha ten-book series and four Freddy books. She runs two charitable foundations, is a guest curator at an art gallery, and is the mother of nine children. Danielle lives in San Francisco, California, and Paris, France.

Margaret Spengler is the illustrator of Animal Strike at the Zoo. it's true! by Karma Wilson, Dawdle Duckling and Little Loon and Papa by Toni Buzzeo, and Storm is Coming! by Heather Tekavec. Margaret and her husband, Ken, live with their son, Matthew, in Sacramento, California.