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Mouse and Hippo
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About The Book
“Entertaining…A storytime hit.” —School Library Journal
“Young listeners will be pleased to make the acquaintance of these two cheerful creatures and, quite possibly, inspired to view the world in engaging new ways.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Though they see the world differently and are such physical opposites…their open acceptance of each other’s point of view shows they share the most important quality needed for meaningful connection.” —The Horn Book
Mouse creates a painting for his new friend Hippo—and Hippo returns the kindness in an unlikely way—in this delightful story about doing your best to make a friend happy!
Mouse offers to paint a portrait of his new friend Hippo, but Hippo doesn’t quite fit on Mouse’s canvas. Still Hippo is delighted. In return, Hippo returns the favor for his new friend in the best way he knows how. In a surprising story sure to cause giggles, picture book readers will ask for this book over and over again!
About The Illustrator
Mike Twohy is a Geisel Honor Award–winning author and illustrator of several books for children, including Poindexter Makes a Friend, Outfoxed about which The Horn Book said, “story time audiences will howl with laughter,” Wake Up, Rupert!, and Mouse and Hippo, which the School Library Journal called “a story time hit.” He has been a longtime contributor of cartoons to The New Yorker. He lives with his wife, cats, and yellow Lab in Berkeley, California.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 7, 2017)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9781481451253
- Ages: 4 - 8
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Raves and Reviews
Two anthropomorphic animals meet unexpectedly and quickly become friends despite their differences. Twohy effectively creates distinct—and distinctly charming—personalities for his characters through their speech.. young listeners will be pleased to make the acquaintance of these two cheerful creatures and, quite possibly, inspired to view the world in engaging new ways. -- Kirkus Reviews
– Kirkus Reviews, 12/1/16
"How does a mouse view a hippo? How does a hippo view a mouse? And, more important, can they be friends? This is an entertaining commentary on artistic perspective, but at heart, it’s a comical story of friendship ... a storytime hit and a favorite for art teachers as well." -- School LIbrary Journal
– School Library Journal, January 2017
"Though they see the world differently and are such physical opposites that Hippo
can barely fit an eyeball into Mouse’s house, their open acceptance of each other’s
point of view shows they share the most important quality needed for meaningful
connection." -- THE HORN BOOK
– Horn Book Magazine, March/April 2017
Awards and Honors
- Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
- Pennsylvania Reader's Choice Award Nominee
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