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  • Published: New York : Little Simon, 1995.
  • Year Published: 1995
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 15 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 390

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0671449044
  • 9780671449049



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But not the hippopotamus

by Boynton, Sandra.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Board Book

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth

Additional Details

On board pages.

Animals pair up in these humorous rhymes.

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I often feel like the armadillo. People eventually notice and include the hippopotamus, and the armadillo is left completely out of the group.

Maybe Boynton's Best

This is a fun one to read. Lots of great rhymes and a plot(?) that centers around how some creatures get left out because they are so hard to rhyme. A great ending, too!

But not the hippotamus

Another great Sandra Boynton book. I love the illustration in But not the hippotamus

Feeling Left Out?

Everyone is doing lots of different things
But not the hippopotamus
Will the others find a way to include it?


Very cute book.

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