Hippos Are Huge!

Hippos Are Huge!

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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Hippos may make you laugh, but watch out! An acclaimed naturalist takes an exuberant look at these massive, swift, and super dangerous animals.

What's the deadliest animal in Africa? It's not the lion or the crocodile--it's the hippopotamus! Hippos have razor-sharp tusks, weigh as much as fifty men, and can run twenty-five miles per hour! Follow these hefty hulks as they glide underwater, play tug-of-war, swat balls of dung at one another, and nuzzle their young in the mud. Just don't get too close--they could chomp you in two!
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780763665920
Characteristics: 1 volume : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Trueman, Matthew


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Apr 27, 2016

See the exclamation point in the title of this book? Get ready, because you really will exclaim over every fascinating fact in this gleeful piece of nonfiction that’s perfect for sharing. Hippos may not have the fiercest reputation with the PreK crowd, especially compared to, say, lions or crocodiles. But this book makes sure readers learn that hippos deserve the top spot on the podium. Spreads feature large, shorter bits of text: “Watch out! Hippo’s ‘yawn’ is a threat! It means stay away!” Happily, the same conversational tone is carried over to the longer captions of the illustrations: “You wouldn’t want to try it, but you could stand a baseball bat straight up inside a hippo’s mouth.” You choose how much to read, and in what order. The vocabulary is rich but not overly technical, the illustrations are vibrant and engaging, and there’s a cute note accompanying the simple index to show first-timers the ropes.

Mar 12, 2016

This is a story about the life of hippos. It shows what they do in a daily basis. this story is very educational but also vERY disturbing. But its a pritty nice story

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