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Even the smallest hippo can be a big help when he teams up with his friends in this imaginative picture book that will inspire young readers as they play their own games of make-believe.
Little Hippo loves to play pretend, and today he’s going to be a shopkeeper! Little Hippo has a goal—he is determined to buy his mama a special gift. With goodies filling his shop, Shopkeeper Hippo is excited to see his many friends stopping by for a treat. Filled with silly animal antics and culminating in the beautiful bond between mother and child, this heartwarming story shows all readers the joy in being kind and the impact of being brave.
About the Author
Jonathan London is the creator of more than 20 books about the lovable and enduringly popular character Froggy. Born a “Navy brat” in Brooklyn, NY, London was raised on naval stations throughout the US and Puerto Rico.
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.
"This tagalong pal also does some silly things and has a storyline with an ending that parallels Little Hippo’s—a fun visual detail sure to appeal to attentive readers. The use of onomatopoeia, like the repetitive “squeakidy-squeak” sound of the wagon rolling, makes this one a good read-aloud choice.
Simple but sweet." —Kirkus Reviews