The Hiccupotomus

Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Aaron Zenz
Publisher: Two Lions
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9780761456228
Pages: 32

The size of an innocent hippo with the hiccups makes a dangerous case for all. How can he find a cure? How much damage will he inflict? This hippo bounces his way into trouble and everyone becomes entangled with him and his hilarious hiccuping. But even when he is cured the hiccups start again!

The illustrations are full of color, life and hilarity. The pictures alone make the book worth giving to a child, whether they can read or not. They will love leafing through the pictures and will giggle on their own. The creative use of language and made to fit rhymes elevate the text as they tumble and jumble through the story in unexpected and fitting ways. Readers feel for the unfortunate hippo who bounces into just about everything through no fault of his own. This is a great book that children and adults will enjoy together over and over again.