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It's Only Ink! Hidden Hippo

It's Only Ink!
Hidden Hippo

"Hidden Hippo" by Joan Gannij comes as a hide-and-seek book for ages 4 through 8. Gannij's tale was a pleasure to read. Rhyming verse is a spectacular way to teach younger children.
Readers are taken on a tour of the African Plains where they can see elephants splash in the stream, crocodiles lounge in the sun, and giraffes eating from the tops of trees. Hidden on each page are hippos...your goal is to see if you can find them.
Clare Beaton's trademark appliques of felt, buttons, sequins, and beads create a whimsical feel to this fantastic book for little ones. The full-bleed, double-page spreads are wonderful as they capture the hot and arid land in detail.
In the back of the book readers will find brief, informative paragraphs for each featured animal, a Meet the Hippo page, and information about the conservation efforts of several wildlife societies.
Teachers can easily incorporate this fun-filled children's book in their regular curriculum. Get the children started on a discussion about animals and how we can help make the world a better place for all. Young adventurers will surely enjoy this delightful book.
"Hidden Hippo" is a must-have for young minds. Start a home library today!
Barefoot Books celebrates art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, inspiring them to read deeper, search further, and explore their own creative gifts. Taking their inspiration from many different cultures, they focus on themes that encourage independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning, and sharing of the world's diversity. Interactive, playful and beautiful, their products combine the best of the present with the best of the past to educate children as the caretakers of tomorrow.

Hidden Hippo by Joan Gannij
Illustrated by Clare Beaton
Published by Barefoot Books, www.barefootbooks.com
Release: 2008
ISBN-10: 1846861705
ISBN-13: 978-1846861703
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Ages: 4-8
Price: $15.99 (HC)

Jennifer LB Leese is a writer from Maryland who writes children's picture books, young adult novels, and paranormal fiction. Visit her online at: www.geocities.com/ladyjiraff

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