Hippo--River Horse

Hippo--River Horse

by Natalie Lunis

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Children's Literature - Suzanne Javid
Hippos are big-mouthed animals that make a lot of noise. Scientists have measured a male hippo's roar at 115 decibels, about the same as a train engine. Wonder what size mouth makes such a load roar? According to facts in this book, a hippo's mouth is big enough for a six-year-old child to stand up inside. This is just one of the many facts readers will discover about these large, noisy animals. They also make softer noises such as croaks, clicks and bellows that are heard in the air and underwater at the same time and that is something no other mammal can do. As part of the "Animal Loudmouths" series, other noisy animal titles include coyotes, howler monkeys, humpback whales, hyenas and mockingbirds. Each animal's story is told in accurate and informative language. Using large, full color photos and grade appropriate text for emerging readers, the series is an excellent introduction to nonfiction reading. Learn where hippos live, what they eat and how they communicate. Additional features include a table of contents, habitat maps, fact boxes, picture glossary, index and additional reading resources as well as online resources available through the publisher's website. A "Sound Check" compares the roar of a hippo to sounds such as an ambulance, airplane and lawn mower. This is an excellent resource for classroom use or student research projects. The animal kingdom is full of surprises and it is quite possible readers of all ages will be introduced to a new fact or two regarding hippos. A book and series worth checking out. Reviewer: Suzanne Javid

Product Details

Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
Animal Loudmouths: Noisy Animals Series
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.30(d)
NC800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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