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  • Published: 16 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849394161
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

Hippospotamus


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Ridiculously hilarious Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have created yet another cheeky gem. Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award

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 . . .

  • Pub date: 16 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849394161
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Authors

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband.

Tony Ross

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries' most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.


Praise for Hippospotamus

“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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