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Sep 24, 2014

That’s what makes a hippopotamus smile

Sean Taylor, illustrated by Laurent Cardon
Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9781847804556           RRP: $27.95

How to entertain a house guest: open the door very wide; a warm, welcoming hug; some energetic, splishy-sploshy play; then a warm bath; finally a scrub – well, more like a vigorous broom! Lots and lots – and lots! - of crunchy salad will satisfy a big appetite. If it works with a hippo, why not others? Inks and computer art have been used to create the hilarious drawings, which generously fill the pages with hippopotamuses from top to bottom and side to side in this happy book.