I've Lost My Hippopotamus by Jack Prelutsky

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Some of the animals in this book are real. They include:

the hippopotamus (she's missing)

the elephant (he's artistically talented)

the octopus (it's great at multitasking).

Others may not be quite so real. These include:

the wiguana (very hairy, for a lizard)

the halibutterfly (there's something fishy about it)

the gludu (quite clingy).

In the tradition of Jack Prelutsky's classic poetry collections The New Kid on the Block, It's Raining Pigs & Noodles, and A Pizza the Size of the Sun, here is a book packed with more than 100 funny poems and silly pictures. Most of the poems are about animals—some are big and some are small, some have unusual interests, and some are just plain unusual.

 

About Jack Prelutsky

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Jack Prelutsky was the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate. He has filled more than fifty books of verse with his inventive wordplay, including the national bestsellers Scranimals and The New Kid on the Block. He lives in Washington State. You can visit him online at www.jackprelutsky.com.
 
Published March 13, 2012 by Greenwillow Books. 144 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ I’m nasty and annoying / By nature and by choice.” He effortlessly turns a haiku conundrum: “All evening I sing, / Happy on a lily pad, / Celebrating spring.” He hands readers new words, little gems, for them to play with—“easy to abhor” or “Some unsavory subterfuge”—or lets them watch as he tu...

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Anything is possible in Prelutsky’s universe of more than 100 silly, rhyming poems that poke holes in the serious facade of the adult world.

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City Book Review

Children (and even some adults) will learn new words, and learn not to be afraid to learn, while discovering the funny bones we all have.

Apr 10 2012 | Read Full Review of I've Lost My Hippopotamus

A Patchwork of Books

As the author and illustrator of more than sixty books my bet is that you probably know her best for her Miss Bindergarten series (Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, etc.).

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HIP HIP HOORAY for Jack Prelutsky’s new book of poems.

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