Hip Hippos: Alligator Tales
Jane Yolen & Vlasta van Kampen
Key Porter, 2008 (2008)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
is one in a trio of Hippos-themed
board books - along with
One Hippo Hops
Sad, Mad, Glad Hippos
- written by Jane Yolen and marvellously illustrated by Vlasta van Kampen.
t opens on a chorus line of '
Hippos wearing / Bright red tank tops, / Hippos dressed in / Purple flip-flops.
' Next comes a bride and groom, followed by hippos in cowboy gear, and hippos slurping spaghetti, wearing dresses and '
Bibs to catch / All kinds of messes.
e see hippos attired for other activities, and then - as always in this engaging series, and despite their fine and colorful clothes, these hip hippos all happily follow one another '
Into the wallow.
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