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But Not the Hippopotamus Board book – Nov 30 1982


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  • Board book: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon; Brdbk edition (Nov. 30 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671449044
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671449049
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 14.2 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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One of my children's favorite bedtime books. I have been buying it for gifts for family and friends' children for over 20 years.
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I picked up a copy of this book on a whim when my oldest was a preschooler. She loved it, and her younger sister, and two younger brothers all loved it so much that I ended up having to replace it!
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By Denlyski on Jan. 8 2014
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I have bought my granddaughter a tonne of board books, including many Boynton books. I bought two of Boynton CD's as well. Had I known there was an app of this book for the same price available for my Kindle Fire I never would have bought the Kindle book version.
A fun read anyway
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I don't mind reading this one over and over again to my daughter who loves it! It rhymes, it's funny, and cute. Perfect board book for babies & toddlers!
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By Lesley TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Feb. 19 2013
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This book is adorable! I love reading it to my son! It's short and sweet, the illustrations are great, and it entertains me as we'll as my little guy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mona Gracen on May 30 2004
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Sandra Boynton writes some of the funniest children's stories. She must truly have a wonderful sense of humor. I have always loved her book "Cloe and Maude" and now that I am a mother I have discovered her books anew. I found "But Not the Hippopotamus" in the grocery store - it made me laugh out loud right there in the baby aisle. I had to buy two - one for my daughter (who is 5 months and loves it) and one for my best friend who is due with her first child in September. This book has such a great rhythm to it and the ending is too cute! Of course Boynton's drawings, as always, are adorable and full of personality. I think I have just about all of her books on my wish list! Really a must for the night-night library of a young baby. I never get tired of reading it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jill Schafer Boehme on Feb. 6 2004
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Sandra Boynton is an absolute genius with words and pictures.
Seriously!
BUT NOT THE HIPPOPOTAMUS is one of the cleverest -- driest -- most delightful of all of her board books for wee ones. All four of my children absolutely loved it.
You should hear my husband read it out loud. No, really. He's a master at Boynton-out-loud reading.
One disappointment of this newer edition of the book is that the language has been a bit "dumbed down." The first page of the original edition reads, "A hog and a frog cavort in a bog." I suppose Ms. Boynton's editors figured that a lot of people don't know what the word "cavort" means.
Well, they won't know, will they, if editors remove words like that from books??
At any rate, I highly recommend this -- and any -- Sandra Boynton board book for your toddler or preschooler. They are, each and every one of them, a refreshing move away from the cloying, poorly written, overly-cutesy garbage that is littering the bookshelves these days.
Trust me -- you and your child will BOTH be delighted by this book!
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These little board books by Sandra Boynton are witty and clever and marvelously funny. Her humour and wordplay have an adult quality to them, so parents will laugh along. Foolproof baby gift.
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