The Hippopandamouse by Jools Bentley
  

The Hippopandamouse

Written by Jools Bentley

3+ readers   Debuts of the Month   5+ readers   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

July 2016 Debut of the Month Perfection is in the eye of the beholder says this funny picture book, and we should be slower to write off things judged imperfect. There’s a frenzy of activity at Fuffley’s Toys in advance of Princess Flo’s visit; toys judged not to be perfect – a wonky donkey, an owl with a scowl – are sent for unstitching. With everyone working so hard mistakes are bound to happen, but it’s the little hippo accidentally given panda fur and mouse tail and whiskers that wins the princess’s heart. Jools Bentley imbues every character – speaking and non-speaking, toy and human – with huge personality and this is lots of fun. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

The Hippopandamouse by Jools Bentley

Princess Flo has pocket money to spend, so she's off to Fluffley's Fine Toys, the best toy shop in town. There are cuddly teddies, cute kittens and perky penguins - all perfect for a royal princess! But to everyone's horror, Princess Flo spots a strange looking toy. It's part hippo, part panda and part mouse ...and a total and utter mistake! But luckily for all, this polite little princess sees something unique and special - the perfect toy. All he needs now is a name! An incredibly funny debut from the winner of the Macmillan Prize for Illustration 2013.

About the Author

Jools Bentley, winner of the Macmillan Prize for illustration 2013, is a graduate of the prestigious Anglia Ruskin MA in Children's Illustration. Her background is art and drama, she has studied fine art, trained as an art teacher, ran a touring theatre company, created art and drama workshops for schools, she also teaches printmaking - and as if that wasn't enough, she has also been on TV and shared screen time with Brad Pitt in Interview With the Vampire (if you blink you will miss her). Working with children and having three of her own inspired Jools to write and illustrate this, her picture book debut. She lives by the sea in Broadstairs, Kent with her husband and three children.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Jools Bentley
More books by Jools Bentley

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

14th July 2016

ISBN

9781447288909

Categories


Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools