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When a hippo follows him home, Robert is pleased - but his parents are not! As more and more hippos crowd into the garden they turn to a witch for help. Detailed line and pastel drawings and a deliciously understated text combine in a very funny picture book.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    May 3, 2010

    Picture Puffin (NZ Juvenile)

    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile

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