But Not the Hippopotamus [NOOK Book]

Overview

"A frog and a hog cavort in the bog. But not the hippopotamus. A cat and two rats are trying on hats. But not the hippopotamus." Sandra Boynton narrates this eBook-with-audio version of her enormously popular book. A shy hippopotamus is hesitant to join in the fun that the other animals are having. But little by little, the hippo finds her courage. A fine and funny classic, with over two million copies in print, But Not the Hippopotamus is a favorite anytime book for little kids and their parents.

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Overview

"A frog and a hog cavort in the bog. But not the hippopotamus. A cat and two rats are trying on hats. But not the hippopotamus." Sandra Boynton narrates this eBook-with-audio version of her enormously popular book. A shy hippopotamus is hesitant to join in the fun that the other animals are having. But little by little, the hippo finds her courage. A fine and funny classic, with over two million copies in print, But Not the Hippopotamus is a favorite anytime book for little kids and their parents.

In this NOOK Kids Read to Me book, children can choose to hear the story read aloud and pinch & stretch to zoom in on pictures.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000953501
  • Publisher: Boynton Moo Media
  • Publication date: 9/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 65,004
  • Age range: 1 - 2 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children’s author, and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as more than four thousand greeting cards and four music albums. She has designed—for various companies—calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys.

Sandra Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children’s author, and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as more than four thousand greeting cards and four music albums. She has designed—for various companies—calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys.

Biography

In the 1980s, it was hard to enter a gift shop without seeing Sandra Boynton's name. Her humorous pen-and-watercolor cartoons of hippos, ewes, and her famous turkeys (you know, symbolizing the human ones in life who can get you down) were emblazoned on cards, mugs, stickers, stationery...and of course, her wonderful, wacky books, the first of which was 1979's Hippos Go Berserk! .

Boynton began her career as a greeting card illustrator with aspirations of theater directing; but having a family changed her focus, and she began devoting herself full-time to art. Her board books, filled with goofy animal illustrations and rhyming verse, are toddler staples. But their appeal to adults is undeniable, and she has also written a number of humor books for the general public.

Given the rhythmic, buoyant style of her writing, it was only natural that Boynton would become involved in companion music to her books. From the '90s on, several of her titles included accompanying CDs, culminating in the 2002 release of Philadelphia Chickens, a CD-book extravaganza written with composer Michael Ford and featuring musical performances by several high-profile stars.

Who knows what lies ahead for this irrepressible force of nature? If there's one thing Sandra Boynton has proved in the course of her remarkably diverse career, it's that she's not lost her capacity to surprise us. (Thank heavens!)

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    1. Hometown:
      "Somewhere in rural Connecticut"
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 3, 1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Orange, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Our FAVORITE toddler book!

    My daughter got this as a baby and we read it so much that at age 9 we both can recite it by memory. The perfect blend of humor and rhyme with engaging illustrations.

    I now love to give it as a gift. It is hard to beat Sandra Boynton for the little ones.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2008

    A Wonderful Memory

    I used to read this book to my twins when they were little, and we all had it memorized. They're now 18, seniors in high school, and we love to reminisce about reading it. I've lost the book during these many years and moves, but I'm thrilled to have found it at Barnes and Nobel. I plan to buy two copies to give my children as keepsakes.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2008

    My 17 year old still quotes this book!

    This is the all time favorite bedtime book at our house. Both of my daughters (now 10 and 17) and myself have it memorized and we refer to it often. I'm getting ready to introduce my nephew to this lovely, engaging, classic book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2007

    Really cute book

    My 20 month old son loves this book. I love it because he can't rip the pages!! I am always happy with this author, the books are fun for the kids, I don't mind reading it over and over and the pictures are perfect.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2006

    Very Funny

    Have read this over and over and over. Coloful and a favoirte of my little one who loves the story and pictures and the fact she can turn the pages. The rhymes are cute and the story is short enough to hold her attention. She has been listening to it since her 1st Birthday.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2004

    Great for him Great for me

    On those nights (or afternoons)where you need a quick entertaining, fun book before bedtime, This one is a winner every time. My son has enjoyed this book for over 8 months now, and is excited to see it every time I introduce it again!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2003

    The best book Ever!

    My 16 month old son loves this book,he brings us the book every day before bed and screams with laughter as you turn the last page.Its a very funny book,all our 'grown up' friends love it too!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2000

    Fun, fun, fun

    My daughter and I have enjoyed this book from the time she was 6 months. I recommend it to anyone with a small child. I laugh every time I read it. I love all of Sandra Boynton's board books!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2000

    Perfect for Toddlers

    I've given this book, along with the other 7 board books from Boynton, to my niece and many of my friends' toddlers as gifts. They are fun to read, perfect for children who get distracted easily and very colorful. My niece, Madisen, consistently says, 'read it again, please.' I especially enjoy 'But Not the Hippopotamus.'

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    F u z z y

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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    Cute, Cute, Cute!! I have the read to me ebook version. Not only does my 2 year old granddaughter love it, most adults will to.
    This book is a classic!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2010

    very cute

    This book is very cute and funny. I love the rhymes and enjoy reading it to my son.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2009

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    A lovely children's book

    We must have read this book to our children hundreds of times.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Another Hit

    Sandra's books have all captured my grandchildren. The illustrations, the animals and the overall fun. We have worn out more than one of her titles and had to replace with another.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    On Our 2nd copy!

    My 19 month-old absolutely loves this book! The 1st copy finally died of too much use (I know-what a great problem to have!). We have most of the Boynton books, but this is one we read over and over and over again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2009

    Always a Favorite

    I love this book! I give it often to young children. It is about inclusion. The book fosters discussion about acceptance and being friends. Extremely important lessons for children.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2009

    Hey! Come join the lot of us!

    My daughter just loves to say "Hey!" with the same enthusiasm we use when reading this book. We even quote passages from it..."but she just doesn't know...should she stay...should she go? But Yes! the Hippopotamus...but NOT the armadillo!

    It's the cutest book and fun for the parents as much as for the child. One of our favorite Boynton board books and we must have about eight!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

    We love this book!

    This is our favorite of the Sandra Boynton books. It's a fun read for both the parent and the child and has great repeatability. My husband and I both love reading this book to our son.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Can't open it

    I purchased this book but turns out you can't open this book on an iPad. No where does it say this so it was a waste of money.

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