There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

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by Hazel Edwards, Deborah Niland

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 This book started from a family joke. Better it should have stayed in the family. A little girl believes that the family roof leaks because a hippopotamus is sitting on it eating cake. In contrast to the little girl the hippopotamus can do as he likestake a shower instead of a bath, eat special cake, stay up late watching TV, and not get smacked for doing bad things. And that's about it. It seems a slight bit of whimsy on which to hang a book. The story is matched by large watercolors with many flat surfaces; the hippo that is pictured is fairly nondescript. If your five-year-old niece told you this story, you'd pat her on the head and say ``How cute, you clever child,'' but I don't think you'd hand her $12.95. Judith Gloyer, Milwaukee Public Lib .

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Holiday House, Inc.
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4 - 6 Years

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