That's Not A Hippopotamus!

That's Not A Hippopotamus!

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A class trip to the zoo descends into a chaotic hunt for the missing hippopotamus. Teacher, zookeeper and all the children join the search. The noise and drama reaches a pitch, and no one thinks to listen to quiet Liam, who really might know where the hippo is hiding.

That's Not a Hippopotamus is a deft and delightful tale, packed with word play and madcap energy--and with a whole different story to enjoy in the illustrations.

Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Gecko Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9781927271964
Branch Call Number: JP MacIv
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Davis, Sarah 1971-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: This is not a hippopotamus!

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VaughanPLSarahN Aug 26, 2017

This story of an intrepid class on a safari field trip is full of enthusiastic students, a slightly frazzled teacher, and a great rhyming scheme as the class seeks out the hippopotamus that seems to be missing. Sharp eyes will see the hippo first.

Tamara says "This is a delightful read that follows a class on a field trip to a safari, as they embark on a journey to find a missing Hippopotamus. This book is filled with clever rhymes, humour and lovely illustrations. Each group I presented this book to were absolute fans!"

This is a delightful read that follows a class on a field trip to a safari, as they embark on a journey to find a missing Hippopotamus. This book is filled with clever rhymes, humour and lovely illustrations.


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VaughanPLSarahN Aug 26, 2017

This story of an intrepid class on a safari field trip is full of enthusiastic students, a slightly frazzled teacher, and a great rhyming scheme as the class seeks out the hippopotamus that seems to be missing. Sharp eyes will see the hippo first.

Mariangela_S Feb 09, 2017

A missing hippopotamus? Only Liam sees where this big guy is hiding. Children will enjoy find the hippo in this adventurous story!

Cathy_Library Dec 19, 2016

Great picture book for children that has fabulous illustrations and a cute story. Lots of nice touches have been added such as the hippopotamus shown as hiding from the children on some pages and the teacher losing various important papers (safety procedures, emergency contacts, etc.) throughout the field trip. The class reflects ethnic diversity and the children's faces are very expressive with the illustrations also conveying movement very well.

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