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Yo tenía un hipopótamo

Written and illustrated by Hector Viveros Lee

Paperback: $8.95

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. Translated from I Had a Hippopotamus, Yo tenía un hipopótamo 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.

About This Title

ISBN

Paperback: 9781880000526

Hardcover: 9781880000519

Board Book: 9781880000977

Awards

Choices
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Parents' Choice Noteworthy Product
Parents' Choice Foundation

Guided Reading:

D

Lexile:

40L

Interest Level:

Grades PreK - 2

Reading Level:

Grades K - 1

Themes

Sharing & Giving, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Imagination, Environment/Nature, Cultural Diversity, Animals

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