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Ridiculously hilarious Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have created yet another cheeky gem.

Hippopotamus had a spotamus . . . on her bottomus!
“It's Measles!” said Weasel.
“It's Hippopox!” said Fox.
“It's Jungle Fever!” said Beaver.

But the spot on Hippo's bottomus was not a diseasel, not even a spotamus but something quite silly . . .

Reviews

The rhyming has vim and is great to read aloud

Kate Kellaway, Guardian

A cracker of a story told with flair and invention . . . Excellent jokes abound

Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading 'Book of the Month'

Especially fun to read aloud

Children's Books Ireland, Inis

Wonderful . . . the pace is fast and uplifting. The illustrations in this gorgeous book are bright and comical.

We Love This Book

A wonderful read-aloud, one that small children ITCH to get their hands on, to try for themselves . . . get the book asap!

Books for Keeps

Highly amusing boisterous rhyming romp.

Carousel

Look for uproarious responses from young audiences, especially at the final page turn.

Kirkus

An inventive, wacky and very funny story is perfectly complemented by mirth-inducing illustrations, which will keep both adults and young readers entertained as they enjoy sharing this delightful picture book.

Booktrust

Watch where you’re sitting when you read it!

Newmarket Journal

Offers fabulous word play that will delight all children

Nursery World

A laugh-out-loud rhyming book that will delight all little readers and leave them shouting "Read it again, Mum!"

Baby & Me

Very silly, very funny, great for sharing

The Bookbag

Wonderful

Bookwitch

I challenge you to read this rivetingly ridiculous rhyming story without chuckling or laughing out loud . . . hilarious! This author-illustrator team are just magic.

EYE

Wonderfully inventive . . . Great to read aloud and share.

The School Librarian

We are huge fans of rhyming books but we think this book tops any we have ever read!

Fiction Fascination

Hilarious. The illustrations are pefect and set the story off exceptionally well.

Parents in Touch

Hilarious. Full of laughs for the very young.

Newbury Weekly News

Very silly, very funny, great for sharing

The Bookbag

Wonderful

Bookwitch

I challenge you to read this rivetingly ridiculous rhyming story without chuckling or laughing out loud . . . hilarious! This author-illustrator team are just magic.

EYE

Wonderfully inventive . . . Great to read aloud and share.

The School Librarian

We are huge fans of rhyming books but we think this book tops any we have ever read!

Fiction Fascination

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781849394161

    May 16, 2013

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $16.99

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