I Had a Hippopotamus by Hector Viveros Lee

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Designed to celebrate the joy of sharing, an imaginative picture book follows what happens when a young person comes to own several unusual house pets and decides to give them away to various family members.
 

About Hector Viveros Lee

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Lee is an elementary school teachers.
 
Published March 1, 1996 by Lee & Low Books. 1 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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A boy opens a box of animal galletas, or crackers, and gives away the creatures one by one: an elephant to a baby brother, a kangaroo to a grandmother.

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In Lee's first book, polished illustrations with the look of woodcuts allow readers to see that, in the boy's imagination, he is not giving away mere crackers, but real animals, with funny results.

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