How to Clean a Hippopotamus by Robin Page
A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Presents a series of cut-paper spreads in graphic-novel style that introduce children to symbiotic relationships in the animal world, revealing how crabs and iguanas assist each other, why ravens follow wolves and more.
 

About Robin Page

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Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children's books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.
 
Published May 3, 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Sports & Outdoors.

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Fewer examples per page would have allowed a more spacious design with larger illustrations and fewer text boxes, which would have benefited the intended audience.

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“The jellyfish’s stinging tentacles provide protection in return for crab meal leftovers.” Jenkins’s meticulous cut-paper illustrations, as eye-catching as ever, reveal fascinating stories of animal symbiosis on each page.

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You probably know that clown fish can safely hide in sea anemones, but did you know that the relationship is exclusive -- that the clown fish will succumb if it swims into any anemone but the one it has adopted?

May 26 2010 | Read Full Review of How to Clean a Hippopotamus: ...

A Patchwork of Books

Travers, at Becky's Book ReviewsThe Neverending Story, by Michael Ende (a flashback, rather than a review per se) at Views From the TesseractNorth of Nowhere, by Liz Kessler, at Great ImaginationsOliver and the Seawigs, by Philip Reeve, at Thoughts from the HearthfirePalace of Stone, by Shannon H...

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