A Hippo in Our Yard
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February 28, 2016 | $6.99

A Hippo in Our Yard

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by Liza Donnelly
Illustrator(s): Liza Donnelly
Paperback | Pages: 32
Size: 9-1/4 X 9 | USD: $6.99
ISBN: 9780823438440
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Age: 4-8 | Guided Reading Level: F
Themes: Animals/Fiction, Emerging Readers, Humor
Recommendations: K,SLJ

About the Book

When Sally informs her mom that there is a hippo in the yard, Sally’s mother is dismissive. “I don’t think so, dear,” she tells her daughter, barely looking up from her lunch. “I will give it some lettuce,” Sally says, grabbing a leaf from her mom’s bowl. Hippo is happy, but now the tiger in the tree is hungry. Sally’s father is also disbelieving, so Sally just feeds the big cat some tuna. As with her parents, Sally’s sister is unmoved by her tale of zebras in the garage, and even Nana refuses to set her knitting aside when Sally tells her about bears in the hammock. Meanwhile, the phone rings, and the family is in for a shock. Zoo animals are on the loose! A frantic search finds Sally atop a hippo in their yard, along with several other satisfied animal friends.

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A Hippo in Our Yard

by Liza Donnelly

“Donnelly’s ink-and-watercolor artwork has a steady energy, finely choreographed and sure of hand while possessing a delicacy that makes for a nifty encounter between child and beast.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“A simply sweet (but not saccharine) tale for storytime sharing.”
School Library Journal