|Statement||words by Mike Thaler ; pictures by Robert Grossman.|
"The Hippopotamus is animated by an antic sense of comedy and features a willfully feckless hero Described in uproarious terms that suggest Wodehouse crossed with Waugh, Swafford emerges as a parody of every upper-class country house ever depicted in an English novel."/5(90). 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. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the /5(35). Still, after reading the book, my cousin drew on the last blank pages, "I know what a hippo can be! A hippo can be a blah, blah, blah." Do you remember drawings in which a bird, a fish, and an Eskimo are on one side of the page while a fish tank, a nest, and an igloo are on the other?/5(2). A hippo can be a blah, blah, blah." Do you remember drawings in which a bird, a fish, and an Eskimo are on one side of the page while a fish tank, a nest, and an igloo are on the other? This book implicitly has a premise that hippos don't belong in certain professions/5(2).
Editorial Reviews. Praise for The Hippopotamus "The Hippopotamus is animated by an antic sense of comedy and features a willfully feckless heroDescribed in uproarious terms that suggest Wodehouse crossed with Waugh, Swafford emerges as a parody of every upper-class country house ever depicted in an English novel."/5(13). But Not the Hippopotamus is a masterpiece of a book. It's about animals doing many activities but the Hippopotamus not involving themself in any. I read this book so many times as a child because of how good the writing is and the compelling storyline. I appreciate the /5. JJBWorks presents Gayla Peevey at age 10 in and again at age 73 in singing the Christmas Hippo song. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas. Country & . Hippopotamus discovers a red spot on her bottom(us) and tries to do something about it. Her friends and acquaintances all have ideas about what may have caused it and how Hippopotamus can cure it. To no avail - none of their treatments work. Hippopotamus remains be-spotted until a boy makes a positive identification/5.
The Hippopotamus Pool Another amazing book by Elizabeth Peters! I was so happy to see this book come to , as I had missed it on my way through the rest of Amelia Peabody series, so when it was released here I had to listen to this series again . Get this from a library! What can a hippopotamus be?. [Mike Thaler; Robert Grossman] -- Depicts some of the things a hippopotamus can't be--cowboy, secretary, ballet dancer--and suggests a perfect, if temporary, solution. There is even, someone told me, a children’s book about this: Hippos Can't Swim: And Other Fun Facts. As a long-time skeptic of “fun facts,” I obviously had to know more. The cantankerous, alcoholic, abusive, yet strangely charming hero of The Hippopotamus is clearly based on the late Kingsley Amis, and you can view the whole book as a kind of homage to him. It's a first-person narrative; it starts off with the hero being sacked from his job as a theatre critic for yelling drunken abuse from the stalls, and before we've got to page 20 we've already had a /5.