I've Lost My Hippopotamus

Hardcover | March 13, 2012

byJack Prelutsky

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Some of the animals in this book are real. They include:

  • the hippopotamus (she's missing)
  • the elephant (he's artistically talented)
  • the octopus (it's great at multitasking).

Others may not be quite so real. These include:

  • the wiguana (very hairy, for a lizard)
  • the halibutterfly (there's something fishy about it)
  • the gludu (quite clingy).

In the tradition of Jack Prelutsky's classic poetry collections The New Kid on the Block, It's Raining Pigs & Noodles, and A Pizza the Size of the Sun, here is a book packed with more than 100 funny poems and silly pictures. Most of the poems are about animals—some are big and some are small, some have unusual interests, and some are just plain unusual.

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Some of the animals in this book are real. They include:the hippopotamus (she's missing)the elephant (he's artistically talented)the octopus (it's great at multitasking).Others may not be quite so real. These include:the wiguana (very hairy, for a lizard)the halibutterfly (there's something fishy about it)the gludu (quite clingy).In th...

Jack Prelutsky is the best-selling author of more than fifty books of poetry, includingThe New Kid on the Block, illustrated by James Stevenson, andStardines Swim High Across the Sky, illustrated by Carin Berger. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 7.25 × 0.78 inPublished:March 13, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062014579

ISBN - 13:9780062014573

Customer Reviews of I've Lost My Hippopotamus


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I absolutely loved this book of clever children's poems. With titles such as "Crabacus" and "Alpacalculator", Jack Prelutsky has made up some awesome kids poems to introduce them to new things while keeping up fun rhythm and rhymes. There are a couple of poems written in a funky design, such as one about yo-yos that remind me of my 9th grade English teacher explaining the ins and outs of poetry and the different available types that you will see. I thought it was fun to see this put to action in a kids book. 2 thumbs up.
Date published: 2013-07-31

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“With her wildly expressive characters and expertly conveyed physical comedy… this is sure to be a read-aloud hit.”