John Stadler Three Cheers for Hippo!

ISBN 13: 9780064432207

Three Cheers for Hippo!

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9780064432207: Three Cheers for Hippo!

Cat is terrified of his first parachute jump, but with reassurance from his friend, Hippo, he goes for it. This early reader will keep kids laughing while they learn.

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PreSchool-Grade 2 Like his previous easy read er adventures starring Snail (Hooray for Snail 1984 and Snail Saves the Day 1985, both Crowell), Stadler once again hits his mark with Three Cheers for Hip po! His newest hero, Hippo, teaches Dog, Pig, and the nervous Cat to sky dive, reassuring them repeatedly, ``Don't worry!'' Even Cat has to admit that floating through the air with an open chute is, ``Not Bad!'' It is only when they are about to land in a swamp full of hungry ``gators'' that the trio calls once again for Hippo, who, of course, comes to the rescue. The simple and far-fetched story, told with just a 70-word vocabu lary, is very slight indeed. But the bright ly colored ink and wash cartoon draw ings framed on each page with plenty of white space are humorous and appeal ing. The single declarative sentence at the bottom of each page in extra bold type makes the book accessible to the very earliest readers. Luann Toth, Summit Free Public Library, N.J.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

In a simple and humorous easy-reading adventure, Hippo, an experienced parachutist, encourages his friends Cat, Pig and Dog to try free-fall skyjumping. They are nervous, but Hippo reassures them, and the three friends jump from Hippo's plane. All goes well until they notice that they are drifting toward a pond chock-full of eager alligators! What will they do? Suddenly, the table, around which all the hungry gators are gathered, begins to shake and rise. The table is really Hippo's broad back! "Three cheers for Hippo!" The illustrations are funny and cartoony in Sadler's distinctive style. Though this is perhaps not as imaginative as his Hooray for Snail!, it will please and engage beginning readers. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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