The Hiccupotamus

The Hiccupotamus

by Aaron Zenz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761456223
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 84,526
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD420L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

AARON ZENZ is the illustrator of Nugget on the Flight Deck. He has worked as an illustrator, graphic designer, multimedia designer, toy designer, graphic recorder, college instructor, fine artist, and author. His work also includes the Howie books in the I Can Read series, The Hiccupotomas, and NASCAR ABCs.

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The Hiccupotamus 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Roo-Mom More than 1 year ago
My three-year-old daughter just wandered over to the computer, saw the cover image, and shouted, "The Hiccupotamus! My favorite book!" With delightful, vibrant illustrations and whimsical, Seuss-ian rhymes, this book is sure to be a favorite of your kids as well. And there is humor thrown in for adults as well, in the form of "cast bios" at the end. I work at a bookstore, so I see a lot of picture books; this is the best to come out in years! Thank you Mr. Zenz!
kellyholmes on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Silly rhymes and cute pictures, but the story is nothing special. The main character doesn't even solve his own problem!
TerraO on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is a story about a hippopotamus who has the hiccups. The hippopotamus goes through the story and tries to find a cure, but then all these crazy things happen. I thought the story was cute for younger children, and they like the rhyming sequence. One could use this book in the classroom to teach about rhyming, or just to read for the joy of reading.
lrflanagan on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is an excellent rhyming story of a hippopotamus that gets the hiccups. His friends get very annoyed by the hiccups and try everything imaginable to get them to stop. In the end the hippo gets rid of his hiccups and gives them to his friends. Very cute for preschool age children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very fun to read! The illustrations are very well done. I would definitely recccommend this to anyone with small children!
bbmommy More than 1 year ago
It's fun to look at the illustration, but too hard to read the words in it. Not recommended.
nanaoftwo More than 1 year ago
This is a must read book when my grandson and I are together. We laugh very hard and consider this "our book".
i-love-a-good-mystery More than 1 year ago
The story is very cute with the made-up rhyming words making this Gramma laugh out loud. The pictures are bright, lively and hold the attention of my 4 month old grand-daughter. This is the first book I've enjoyed as much as I did the Stephen Cosgrove 'Serendipity' series that my daughter had growing up 25 years ago.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best children's books that I've seen in a long time. It is up there with Dr. Seuss and Where the wild things are. Young and old will enjoy this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard this book read at story time with my 3 year old today and was just as engaged as she was. The rhymes are cute and funny, and the length of the book was just right to hold her attention (although I was personally wishing it would go on a little longer, because it was so entertaining).
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 3 yr. old son received this book for his birthday last week and he and his 17 mo. old sister LOVE it. They want to read it all the time, at least 3 times in a row. They love making the 'Hic' sound for the Hippo and his friends, and my son can already fill in the blanks of the story with the silly words! He also sits and reads it aloud to himself saying, 'Hic' at every page. We love this fun and whimsical book! The pictures are so beautifully detailed and engaging, the kids stare at them at length. A book definitely worth your time and money if you have small children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What happens when a purple rotund hippontimus has hiccups so fearce they blast everything and everyone around him into flight? Humor, that¿s what. Author and illustrator Aaron Zenz presents a whimsical rhyme of epic proportions in his first children¿s picture book ¿The Hiccupontamus.¿ Beautifully illustrated, and in a Dr. Suess-like manner, the story creates many words that would send Daniel Webster reeling. ¿There was a hippopotamus Who hiccupped quite-a-lotamus And every time he got¿emus He¿d fall upon his bottomus.¿ Zenz rendered all of the humorous cartoon illustrations using colored pencils, using 119 in all. The Spring Lake, Michigan resident holds an art degree from Hillsdale College. ¿The Hiccupotamus¿ took eight years to complete and is published by Chicago-based Dogs In Hats Children¿s Publishing. The printing quality of the book is ultra-professional and brings out Zenz¿ pressure-applied pencils to vibrant life. It is often a competitive page quandary for the reader which to love most the story or the drawings. The chemistry between text and pictures is remarkable, and rivals the best children¿s books ever published. Aaron Zenz enjoys communicating with kids of all ages through art lessons to home schooled children and Sunday School classes. His outreach to children can only grow with this jewel of a book.