Hattie Hippo by Christine Loomis

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Meet Hattie, an adorable little hippo who loves to dance, swim, play hide-and-seek, and host tea parties for her friends!

Acclaimed author Christine Loomis and award-winning illustrator Robert Neubecker have teamed up to create Hattie Hippo, a character whose cuteness is truly captivating! Four funny stories showcase Hattie at her best--just being Hattie. A perfect read-aloud for loads of fun.

"Hattie Hippo pirouettes on teensy, tiny toes. In dazzling, pearly, perfect teeth she holds a pale pink rose. She whirls, she twirls, she leaps on high. Two rhinos, waiting, smile. Oops! Teeny prima ballerina misses by a mile!"

About Christine Loomis

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Christine Loomis lives in Lafayette, Colorado. Pam Paparone lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mari Takabayashi was born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied at Otsuma Womens College. She illustrated Flannel Kisses and Marshmallow Kisses and is the author and illustrator of I Live in Brooklyn and I Live in Toyko. She lives with her husband and their two children in New York.
Published August 1, 2006 by Orchard Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hattie Hippo is fat.

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Most of the comedy is familiar, and even youngest readers will spot the punch lines coming: a tutu-wearing Hattie executes a jete and makes a crash landing, the hippo invites her friends to tea but eats all the goodies herself, a bikini-clad Hattie does a cannonball in her kiddie pool thereby emp...

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