hiccupotamus

Summary:
Poor Hippopotamus, he couldn't stop hiccuping. When he was with his friends, his hiccups would get in the way. Finally, his friends had had enough and tried every trick they knew to stop the hiccups. Everyone was thrilled with the recovered Hippopotamus, especially the Hippo. But then came the hiccup in their plan!
Educational Themes:
This one is just for fun! I thought the made-up words would trip up my third grader. She quickly parsed them and then rebuilt them. This turned out to be a great exercise in making language work.
Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 5
Age of child:
Read by an 8-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. You'll be reading this one a lot! It would make a great gift for kids 3 to 8.
Little Kid Reaction:
"This is so funny ... Look at those silly words." It was an instant hit and resulted in 30 minutes of "hiccuping" just for the fun of it!
Big Kid Reaction:
This is so silly and so fun. As my daughter read, I kept thinking about what a great read aloud this would be at story time or with a group of toddlers and preschoolers. Had my 8-year-old discovered this then, we would have been reading it hundreds of times.
Pros:

Great, action-filled illustrations and made-up words will have everyone hiccuping with laughter.

Cons:

None, really.


Title Hiccupotamus
About
Author Aaron Zenz
Publisher Two Lions © 2009
Illustrators Aaron Zenz
ISBN 9780761456223
Material Hard Cover
Cost $12.99
Genres Animal Characters, Picture Book, Humor, Rhyme
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