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Illustrated ByTony Ross
PublisherAndersen Press Ltd
Publication date6th September 2012
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Written by: Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by: Tony Ross
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Winner of The English Association 2013 (Fiction 4-7)
September 2012 Book of the Month. This best-selling author/illustrator team have come up with a cracker of a story told with flair and invention. Poor hippopotamus has a spotamus on her bottomus…How on earth can it be cured? Everyone has a view and many try to get rid of it but, the spot is stuck fast. What on earth can it be? Excellent jokes abound in both the words and the pictures of this delightful book.
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SynopsisHippospotamus by Jeanne Willis
Hippopotamus had a spotamus ...on her bottomus! It's Measles! said Weasel. It's Hippopox! said Fox. It's Jungle Fever! said Beaver. But in the end the spotamus turned out to be something hilariously unexpected.
A dream team of writer and illustrator! -- The Times
About The Author
Jeanne has been writing since she was five and has published over 150 books across all genres from picture books to teen fiction. She has had other strange jobs alongside being an author, including cowboy boot seller and reptile vet's assistant and once conducted the school orchestra in concert despite not being able to read a note of music or identify the instruments. As well as cats, rabbits, hamsters, dogs, fish and rats, she has owned a garter snake called Betty, a 25 years old smooth-clawed toad called Dave, an axolotl, newts, locusts and some giant hissing stick insects. She was once thrown out of her religious studies class at school by the Reverend Brown for writing rude poems. She was the Blue Team Captain at Junior School, sprinted for the county and can still do cartwheels.
She has won numerous awards including the Red House Children’s Book Award, the Smarties Prize and the Sheffield Children’s Book Award. She lives in North London.
Photo credit: Justine Stoddart
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