How to be a Happy Hippo by Jonathan Shipton

How to be a Happy Hippo

Written by Jonathan Shipton
Illustrated by Sally Percy


How to be a Happy Hippo by Jonathan Shipton

Horace isn't a happy hippo. He has plenty of toys and lots to do, but what he wants most in the world is a good long wallow in the mud with his big, round dad. The trouble is that Mr Hippo always has somewhere to go and someone to meet. How can Horace make him stop and play?

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32 pages


Jonathan Shipton
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Little Tiger Press an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

30th June 2000



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