Start the day with Hippo!
Hippo is ready for his day, rain or shine. In this sweet little story for babies and toddlers, little ones will go through Hippo's daily routine of checking the weather, brushing teeth, getting dressed and playing outside. Filled with bold and cheerful illustrations, this is a cute everyday routine book for the youngest readers.
This book is part of the Kika's First Books series, created by Altan for his young child. Kika's First Books are celebrating their 40th anniversary with new publications in English after being loved in Italy for generations. These sweet little books make excellent read alouds for the youngest listeners. Kika's First Books explore common childhood themes and experiences and are lots of fun for little ones.
Xist Publishing is proud to present the Kika's First Books to a new generation of children. By bringing beloved stories from diverse cultures to new audiences, Xist Publishing celebrates childhood in all its beautiful forms. We hope your children will enjoy these stories and discover a lifetime love of reading and love for all the people and creatures of the world.
About the Author
Francesco Tullio Altan is an Italian illustrator who began his career in 1974. His Kika books were created as first books for his daughter, Kika, and offer a child's eye view of the world while incorporating talking animals and objects. Kika books are excellent first stories for babies and toddlers and are especially sweet in families with emerging readers who can read-aloud to a baby sibling.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a fun book to share with wee ones. The text is simple and the uncluttered illustrations are perfect for that age-group. Almost every child can relate to hippo's itinerary for the day. His moods are driven by the weather and on a cloudy, rainy day he is sad but on a bright sunny day he is all smiles and bubbles with happiness. He practices good hygiene as well by carefully brushing his teeth and dressing properly for his day. He loves to exercise by plunging into the river to take a wonderful swim. He does due diligence by hanging up his wet t-shirt to dry in the warm summer breeze. After a busy day he has a time-out resting and relaxing under the shade of a big tree... a rest he has rightly earned. Young kids will love the book I'm sure. The illustrations are bold, vibrant and burning with colour. This is a perfect book to share or for a budding beginner reader to tackle alone. I love the whole series and recommend them to you.