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
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 11 days 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 13 days 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 1 month ago by Olivia Tomlinson
Absolutely one of the best counting books ever written for children. Or adults.Published 1 month ago by Robin
Probably my all time favorite book. Anyone who has missed this one needs to get busy with it.Published 2 months ago by lit crit