AUTHOR: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
PUBLISHER: Anderson Press USA, 2012
Hippopotamus had a spotamus . . . on her bottomus! “It’s a blister!” said her sister. “It’s measles!” said Weasel. “It’s hippopox!” said Fox. But in the end the spotamus turns out to be something hilariously unexpected!
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : This is such a cute story! Poor Hippopotamus discovers a pink spot on her bottom and the search is on for a cure. One animal after another offers ways to take care of the problem with hilarious results! If you like the style of Dr. Seuss, you will love this funny, wacky picture book that the whole family will enjoy, including the surprise ending. A great addition to any library!
RATING: *****5 Stars*****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like but some elements could have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers, but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Fox is set to cook a nice meal until the main ingredient tries to escape! The chase is on as Fox and his friends scurry, hop, and lumber their way to catching those rumbly, tumbly taters. Friendship and teamwork go hand in hand during THE GREAT POTATO RACE!
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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