I Had a Hippopotamus

Written and illustrated by Hector Viveros Lee

Paperback: $11.95

Board Book: out of stock


What would you do if you had a hippopotamus?
Or a kangaroo? Or a crocodile?

This sturdy board book is designed to celebrate the joy of sharing, unleash the imaginations of children, and delight young readers and listeners again and again. In it, Uncle gets the melodious coyote, best friend gets the speedy jaguar, and the lucky girl next door gets the reluctant wart hog. Best of all is the surprise that's left when the box is empty!

Inspired by his classroom experiences, the author, a teacher and artist, offers a cheerful, engaging way for children to interact imaginatively with animals while learning about their diverse habitats. At the same time, I Had a Hippopotamus provides positive, authentic images of a contemporary Latino family.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Hector Viveros Lee - Author, Illustrator

was born in Calexico, California. He attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where he lives and works as an elementary school teacher. His hobbies include photography, jogging, and travel.