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
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 day ago by Willms
This is my children's favorite book, and teaches counting up and then counting down.Published 2 days ago by BR
Fun book for kids. Energetic and whimsical. Especially for fans of silly hippos.Published 14 days 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 21 days ago by RayShack757
This is a really nice book, I just love the rhymes. HOWEVER, they need a new edition and fix the problems with this one. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Red Cat
I love this book and often give it as a gift to new parents. It's fun, and it can also be used to teach counting skills. (How many hippos? How many beasts?)Published 1 month ago by ReaderinDC