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Hippospotamus

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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Hippospotamus Synopsis

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.

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A dream team of writer and illustrator! -- The Times

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ISBN: 9781849394031
Publication date: 06/09/2012
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781849394031
Publication date: 6th September 2012
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
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About Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband. Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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