Book review: Hippos Are Huge!, by Jonathan London, illustrations by Matthew Trueman

London, Jonathan. Hippos are huge. Illustrations by Matthew Trueman. Candlewick Press, 2015. unp. $16.99. ISBN:978-0-7636-6592-0. Gr. 2+. P8 Q8

London HipposThe first thing that struck me about this book was the cover of a hippo with a wide open mouth. The most dangerous animal in Africa, the hippo is indeed huge and inside the book the colorful illustrations use perspective and point of view to show the size of the hippo in proportion to the surroundings. Young students will be delighted with the facts of this misunderstood animal.

February 2016 review by Carol Bernardi.


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