All through the hippo night,In clusters of nine, eight, seven, six, and so on, the hippos depart, finally leaving the one hippo "alone once more, [missing] the other forty-four."
Hippos play with great delight.
But at the hippo break of day,
The hippos all must go away.
The well-loved Sandra Boynton wrote this tribute to silliness in 1977, inspiring generations of the very young to learn to count. Lively, cute new illustrations complement this edition, with big numbers (one through nine, and nine through one) boldly placed on the corner of each page. The sturdy board book will withstand lots of eager counting fingers, and maybe even a berserk hippo or two. Boynton's familiar style can be seen in scads of other delightfully nonsensical titles, including Barnyard Dance! and Moo, Baa, La La La!. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter
Oh my goodness - this one was a riot to read - laughed all the way through!! We love that Sandra Boynton!!Published 6 days ago by Grace Mae
We love Boynton books and Hippos Go Berserk is my favorite. For no reason all the hippos go berserk in the middle. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Anonymous
This is a book that keeps on giving. The counting aspect is awesome, of course. But, as with most books, at some point they get mundane for the child. Not this one. Read morePublished 25 days ago by patrick greene
Purchased this book despite negative reviews and I wish I didn't. It's not very good. The title is very fitting actually because the story is berserk and not in a good way. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CC
We have now bought 10 Boynton books. While our infant's favorite seems to be "The Going to Bed Book" (at least based on his actions while we read it), this one is my... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Willms
This is my children's favorite book, and teaches counting up and then counting down.Published 1 month ago by BR
Fun book for kids. Energetic and whimsical. Especially for fans of silly hippos.Published 2 months ago by Paul Little
not sure if the math at the end is correct, but we love this book! good for counting, good for planning a hippo party.Published 2 months ago by RayShack757