Veronica the hyperactive hippo who longed to be conspicuous achieved her purpose admirably in the hub of big city life. (Veronica p. 497 J-171). Now it's time for a turn in the country and what better locale than Petunia's farm. (Petunia, Petunia Beware! and four others). Splashing happily in her new pond, plunging over the lovely grass, Veronica bellows ""Good Morning"" to all the farm animals and is puzzled by their cold, snooty reaction. Cruelly ostracized, Veronica finds little compensation in her surroundings and slowly takes to her straw bed, sick with hurt. Now the animals repent -- each in turn bringing some nourishment to cure the failing hippo. And then one gay Sunday, Veronica is ready to join the friends who have come to adore her. A lovable heroine, Veronica unconsciously crusades for her species among easily repelled puppy lovers.