Format: Board Book
Dimensions: 18 pages, 7 × 7 × 0.5 in
Published: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Little Simon
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1442454083
ISBN - 13: 9781442454088
About the Book
Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Boynton is back and better than ever with a completely redrawn version of her multimillion-selling board book. This whimsical and hilarious book, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, has been printed on thick board pages. Full color.
From the Publisher
A shy hippo makes a big impact in this anniversary edition
of a Sandra Boynton classic.
A hog and a frog
cavort in the bog.
But not the hippopotamus.
A cat and two rats
are trying on hats.
But not the hippopotamus.
The original But Not the Hippopotamus was an instant
favorite among children and parents. Now this hilarious Boynton
book is back in a Special 30th Anniversary Edition, complete with
its silly rhymes and humorous, charming illustrations.
In this simple, playful board book, a shy hippo watches as other
animals engage in social activities. Finally, the other animals
invite the hippo along and, after dithering a moment, she leaps
into the fun...with hilarious results.
The repetitive, enjoyable rhythm, cheerful mood, and well-crafted,
simple rhymes will endear this story to toddlers everywhere. This
anniversary edition has an enlarged trim size and metallic ink on
the cover, making this Boynton classic even more special.
About the Author
Sandra Boynton was born in Orange, New Jersey, and grew up in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Boynton's parents became Quakers when she was two years old. From kindergarten through 12th grade, she and her sisters attended Germantown Friends School, where their father taught English and was Head of the Upper School. She went on to Yale, entering in 1970 for her second year of college. She spent the second semester of her junior year studying in Paris through Wesleyan University's program. At Yale, she majored in English. Boynton intended to become a theater director. For graduate studies in drama, she attended the University of California at Berkeley for one year, then transferred to the Yale School of Drama D.F.A. program, but she did not complete the program. With the birth of her first child in 1979, Boynton postponed indefinitely a career in the theater. Boynton began designing greeting cards for Recycled Paper Greetings. Her designs were at the forefront of the Alternative Cards commercial movement that began in the mid-1970s. According to RPG co-founder and president Mike Keiser, over 200 million copies of Boynton's distinctive humorous cards featuring an assortment of unnamed cartoon animal characters, spare layout, and droll messages sold between 1973 and 1995. Since the 1977 release of Hippos Go Berserk!, Boynton has published many children's books, as well as several illustrated humor books for the general market. Her books are most typically fo