THE HIPPOPOTAMUS SONG by Michael Flanders

THE HIPPOPOTAMUS SONG

Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Theater-goers may remember this deftly phrased song from the duo's delightful show, At the Drop of a Hat (1959). The witty story of the hippos' courtship is embellished with sleights-of- versification like rhyming ``The fair Hippopotama'' with ``she hadn't got a ma'' (not to mention ``His enamorata adjusted her garter'') and punctuated with an irresistible refrain (``Mud! Mud! Glorious mud!...''). Westcott makes it all even funnier, her gleeful hippopotami wallowing and cavorting in the luscious ooze. Music included. (Picture book. 4-8)*justify no*

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-316-28557-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1991




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