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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (February 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416950834
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416950837
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 9.6 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Finding a suitable sort of self-expression can be a challenge. Sometimes what seems so right for one individual is so very, very wrong for everyone around her. Take Hilda Hippo, for example. There's nothing Hilda loves more than dancing. But whether she's tangoing, square dancing, boogying to disco, doing the flamenco, rumba, or samba, Hilda makes a lot of noise:
KA-BUMP! KA-BUMP!

CRASH! CRASH! SMASH!

THUMPITY-BUMP! THUMPITY-BUMP!

BOOM! BANG! BASH!

Her friends in the jungle try to subtly guide Hilda down other creative paths, but knitting and singing just don't do it for our hefty heroine. Is there anything else Hilda can do that won't make bananas fall from the trees and clouds of dust fill the air?

Rollicking rhymes and dynamic, jungle-hued illustrations make Karma Wilson (Bear Snores On, A Frog in the Bog) and Suzanne Watts' picture book collaboration a must for every foot-stomping, tutu-swishing reader. Irresistible! (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books for Simon and Schuster, including the Bear series and Where is Home, Little Pip? Karma lives in Idaho, USA.

More About the Author

My life is a series of lessons and moments that see me to the next lessons and moments. Some moments are sweet, some scary, some a blur gone too fast and forever missed. I write for children because all of these steps started there, in childhood, and that sense of wonder, keen curiosity, and the ability to see things much kinder and more magical than they actually were, fades as time passes and years and experience claim your naivety. For me it is a feeling only rekindled when I am creating books, stories and poetry.

My children, family and friends are a great inspiration to me, and the support of my readers is a tremendous honor. It is always my desire to entertain children and encourage them to think about and explore their world, and the worlds beyond, embrace creativity, and love learning for the duration of their life. Knowledge comes through words, so for me literacy is the foundation of education, and it bears the fruit of intelligent and empathetic citizens of this world and humanity.

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My 3 year old AND I liked this book.
D. Pfister
My daughter likes to dance while I read the book - it's very cute and I definitely recommend it to all kids.
Southerngirl
This is a simple and fun story for kid, nice illustrations with bright colors and funny pictures.
A. Bauer

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 5, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Between the story of a Hippo that loves to dance and the delightfully colorful illustrations, this is one of the sweetest books I've read in a long time. I read the book today and had to have it; I bought it immediately!!! It would be a wonderful addition to anyone's collection....
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 3, 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is great, funny story about a dancing Hippo. Beautifully illustrated. Wait until you see the Hippo's dancing outfits. A pleasure to read for both child and parent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marion on August 29, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Another rhyming book that is fun for parents to read to their kids, with really detailed pictures that can promote a lot of side conversations (usually great, except if you are trying to encourage your little one to bed!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Davis on August 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is such a fun book. Hilda is making a mess of the jungle with her dancing and the other animals are trying to get her to take up new hobbies. The book rhymes and is fun to read. I bought this for my 2 year old and she loves it. Karma Wilson writes several books we enjoy, including her Bear series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Minnesota on March 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I got this book for my daughter and while the illustrations are nice, as with other books by this author, I really like the rhythm of the text. It is fun to read and my daughter of 3 years old really likes it too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Truax on August 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I just have to tell my 22 mos old daughter to get the Hilda book and she comes running over with this one - it is one of our favorite reads. Terrific!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Hanlin on September 12, 2009
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Every child needs this book. It is and adorable story. It is also fun for the adults to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chanda Jeppson on March 18, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My 18 month old daughter and I first heard this book at Story Time in the Library and we checked it out that day. We fell in love with it and I had to purchase it immediately to add to our collection. My daughter LOVES the sound effects and begs to have me read the "dancing" book to her. The book just flows and is so much fun to read, and the pictures adorable and brightly colored. This has become one of our favorite books!
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