Hippo Says

Hippo Says "Excuse Me"

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by Michael Dahl, Oriol Vidal

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Hippo uses his manners to help a little chick.


Hippo uses his manners to help a little chick.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS—These board books have vibrant colors, simple repetitive texts, and concepts that young children will comprehend. In the first title, Little Bear asks for something (paper, a brush, etc.), Mama Bear gives it to him, and he thanks her. The ending is perfect with the cub creating a gift for her, using the art supplies she has provided. In the second title, Mom and Hippo are fitting themselves into crowded spaces, from a bus stop, to a bus, to an elevator. Each time, the other animals are obviously uncomfortable, but Hippo always politely says, "Excuse me!" These books are perfect for one-on-one sharing or reading to a small group.—Lora Van Marel, Orland Park Public Library, IL

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Hello Genius Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. And he has won awards for his board books for the earliest learners, Duck Goes Potty and Bear Says "Thank You!" Dahl has written and edited numerous graphic novels for younger readers, authored the Library of Doom adventure series, the Dragonblood books, Trollhunters, and the Hocus Pocus Hotel mystery/comedy series. Dahl has spoken at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US and the UK, including ALA, AASL, IRA, and Renaissance Learning. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a haunted house.
Oriol Vidal was born in Barcelona, Spain, where he currently resides. For more than ten years, Oriol has worked as an illustrator and storyboard artist with agencies, publishers, and animation companies, developing children’s books, character designs, concept art, and storyboards. He has worked with clients including Intermon Oxfam, BKN Kids AG, Imira Entertainment, and BRB Internacional. In his spare time he enjoys mountain bike riding and painting big pictures, often with traditional mediums, like acrylic on wood.

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Hippo Says ''Excuse Me'' 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
molliechristine More than 1 year ago
My 18 month old likes the colorful illustrations, and I feel like he can follow along with the story well enough. Also has a nice message about saying "Excuse Me" when one inconvenience others.
GHott More than 1 year ago
In this cute little board book the importance of remembering to use those oft forgotten words are reminded in a fun and repetitive way.