Monday, January 11, 2010

The Hiccupotamus

The Hiccupotamus
Written and Illustrated by Aaron Zenz
Marshall Cavendish Children
ISBN: 928-0-7614-5622-3

What is it?
A very silly rhyming tale of a hippo with the hiccups and the lengths to which his friends will go to cure him.

What do we love about it?
The silly text with its made-up words gets a great big grin from us.

What does it remind us of?
Sing-songy jump-rope rhymes and playground clapping songs. It also reminds us of limericks but not the kind they tell on a certain island off Cape Cod, if you know what we mean. . . . And we suspect that you do.

What is it perfect for?
This book is great for getting kids jazzed up. That makes it a good choice for a quick classroom read before recess or trip to the park where kids can get their sillies out.

What do we say about it?
The Hiccupotamus is silly, silly, silly! And you know we're all about that!

2 comments:

Z-Kids said...

Thanks chicks!

signingcharity said...

It is a fantastic book. The words are fun and the color in it is amazing.