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New York Times best-selling author Jonathan London explores how even the smallest Hippo can be a big help when he teams up with his friends.
Little Hippo loves to play pretend, and today he’s going to be a truck driver! He zooms his dump truck through the savannah to deliver a surprise to the lion cubs. But when Little Hippo encounters roadblocks throughout his journey, he’s grateful he has such good friends to help him along his way. This heartwarming story shows the importance of helping others and being brave.
About the Author
Jonathan London is the creator of more than 20 books about the lovable and enduringly popular character Froggy. He is also a poet and a novelist.
Gilles Eduar is a musician and self-taught artist who has lived in many places around the world, including his native Brazil. He is the illustrator of the Little Hippo Series.
"Accompanied by his monkey sidekick, Little Hippo is on a mission to take sand to the little cubs...The terrain the duo traverse is filled with fantastical vegetation with a Seussian vibe, the charming illustrations rendered in bright, saturated colors. Young readers will easily follow this uncomplicated adventure and delight at finding out how it wraps up. Simple and sweet." —Kirkus Reviews
"Brightly colored illustrations perfectly match the exuberant energy of Little Hippo, and young readers will enjoy his persistence in ensuring that the cubs have a fun place to play. A good choice for libraries seeking out books for their very youngest patrons. Little Hippo’s game of pretend is spot-on and deeply engaging." —School Library Journal