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
Loved this!! A counting book for little kids but the story is also so much fun. Totally made me laugh as well as everybody else I shared it with!Published 13 days ago by ann dawson
This is a book that you can read over and over again to that young person in your life and never get tired of the story.Published 1 month ago by Dogno
Seriously, 45 hippos and a beast party through the night! Seriously had to do some neighbor calming the next morning. Did not expect that. Kid loved it.Published 1 month ago by Michael P
We love Boynton books! The one in particular has a lovely cadence and is a fun approach to counting for older children. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Olivia Tomlinson
Absolutely one of the best counting books ever written for children. Or adults.Published 2 months ago by Robin