Hippos Are Huge!
Jonathan London & Matthew Trueman
Candlewick, 2015 (2015)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
es, of course you knew that hippos were big, BUT did you know that a full grown hippo bull can weigh in at four tons? Also, if they are provoked a hippo can bite a giant crocodile in two and they can run faster than a human.
s you page through this fun and informative picture book, you'll discover all sorts of odd and fascinating facts about these large creatures. Perhaps the most bizarre tidbit I picked up was that when two bull hippos square off they will stand rump to rump and '
swing their tails like baseball bats and swat balls of dung at each other
'. Now if that's not totally gross I don't know what is!
oung readers and their parents will have fun, and discover all sorts of information about hippos, as they enjoy this unusual and entertaining book.
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