Title: That’s What Makes A Hippopotamus Smile
Author: Sean Taylor
Illustrator: Laurent CardonPublisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
What do you do when a hippopotamus comes to visit? Play splashy-splashy games? Share your toys in a big warm bath? Give him a crunchy salad-treat?
Why you should read it:
What a cute story about the excitement of new friendships, even if you’re new friend is a hippopotamus! Illustrator Laurent Cardon’s whimsical artwork compliments the storyline perfectly. What child wouldn’t open the door wide to let a hippo come inside after reading this delightful story? This book would be a fun addition to any library.
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Addie comes from a long line of readers or "story catchers" as her family likes to call themselves. Every time Addie tries to catch a story on her own the wiggly words play tricks on her. She tries different ways to make those words sit still but it will take a little faith for Addie to become the next STORY CATCHER.
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