The New Hippos by Lena Landstrom

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A delightful new adventure for the little hippos

Something unusual has happened at the river’s edge where the hippos live – two new hippos have arrived! They like the beach, all the space, and the diving board. But it’s not easy being the new arrivals. All day the new little hippo watches the other hippo kids play in the water, but she’s not allowed to join in their games. Meanwhile, the new hippo mama struggles with building a hut, while the adult hippos watch dubiously. And then one day the new hippos disappear, and it’s up to the little hippos to find them.

With her warm, winsome ink-and-watercolor pictures, Lena Landström has created an original and sweet story about accepting new neighbors.
 

About Lena Landstrom

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LENA LANDSTROM, together with her husband, Olof, has created the Will series, the much-loved Boo and Baa books, and "Four Hens and a Rooster," a "Washington Post" Best Book of the Year. She is also the author and illustrator of two other hippo stories, "The Little Hippos' Adventure" and "The New Hippos," She lives in Sweden. Joan Sandin is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including the "I Can Read" books "Small Wolf", written by Nathaniel Benchley, "Snowshoe Thompson", written by Nancy Smiler Levinson, and her own "The Long Way Westward" and "The Long Way to a New Land". Ms. Sandin lives in Tucson, AZ.
 
Published April 14, 2003 by R & S Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A hippo mama and her child take up residence on the beach and their neighbors aren't especially welcoming, in the follow-up to The Little Hippos' Adventure, The New Hippos by Lena Landstr m, trans.

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