THE STORY OF A HIPPOPOTAMUS by Alfred G.; Illus. Helen Damrosch Tee-Van ilotte

THE STORY OF A HIPPOPOTAMUS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As if viewed with a telescopic lens, Mr. Milotte describes the life of animals in and around the Mzima Springs in Africa; he focuses on Masiki Moja, a toto, or baby ippopotamus. He follows the giant mud wallower from big-sized babyhood through an attack by a crocodile (thus his African name which means ""one ear""), the descent of locusts, a raging flood, on to peaceful adulthood. Much information concerning various animals' instincts and habits is presented in the extremely readable text. Although he writes about a particular hippo, the author has not given him any strange or peculiar characteristics; therefore the book is mainly factual and animals remain strictly animals, untamed and fierce in their natural habitat. Numerous instructive, accurate pencil sketches complement the text.

Pub Date: Feb. 25th, 1964
Publisher: Knopf