Hippo! No, Rhino by Jeff Newman

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When a careless worker places the wrong sign near a rhinoceros's cage, zoo visitors continually mistake the frustrated rhino for a hippopotamus, until a young boy comes along who can help.

About Jeff Newman

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Jeff Newman grew up in Ashland, MA and attended the Art Institute of Boston. He is the author and illustrator of the picture book Reginald published by Doubleday. He currently lives in Madison, WI.
Published July 12, 2006 by Little, Brown Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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In this oddball but ultimately tender zoo episode, a clueless keeper carelessly posts a sign identifying a rhino as a hippo—to the rhino’s loudly expressed objections.

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Finally a sympathetic boy in a sunny yellow coat—who has noticed the zookeeper's carelessness since the copyright page—quietly sets things right, and the rhino and birds can finally relax.

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Common Sense Media

From the growing confusion on the face of the zookeeper to the many moods of the misidentified rhino and the startled reactions of onlookers, Jeff Newman uses pencil, ink, marker, watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, pastels, and cut paper to tell a simple but humorous and impressive story.

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