Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson

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Clap! Clap!

"Hilda must be dancing!"
Hilda Hippo loves to dance! But there's just one problem. When Hilda dances, it sounds like this:
Ka-bump! Ka-bump!
Crash! Crash! Crash!
The other animals beg her to find a quieter hobby. Knitting? Singing?
For Hilda, nothing else will do. What could possible be as fun as dancing?

About Karma Wilson

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Karma Wilson’s picture books include the international bestseller Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger, all illustrated by Jane Chapman; A Frog in the Bog, illustrated by Joan Rankin; Hilda Must Be Dancing and Bear Hugs, illustrated by Suzanne Watts; and Who Goes There?, illustrated by Anna Currey. She lives with her family in Fortine, Montana. Visit Karma at KarmaWilson.com.
Published March 1, 2004 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Hilda the hippo joins the corps of cows, pigs, chickens, and other terpsichorean livestock currently capering across picture-book pages.

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Although Hilda wears plenty of extravagant dance costumes, Wilson's (Bear Snores On ) descriptions sometimes strain: "While Hilda danced flamenco/ in her favorite pair of heels,/ bananas fell in gooey heaps,/ shaken from their peels!"

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