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From the Editor

Who can resist a springtime romp through the rain with a best friend? As a child, I never could! And when Duck visits her best friend, with her bright-yellow polka-dotted umbrella in tow, Hippo can’t resist either.

Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm is as much a rainy-day adventure as it is a celebration of the differences between the two friends. Duck may be small, and Hippo may be large, but together they can take on anything. When the windy weather leads the two friends to become separated, their worry feels genuine. A gentle chase ensues. But Duck and Hippo never give up on each other, just as the best of friends never do, and readers are rewarded with their safe return home.

Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm is the perfect book for curling up with your little one on a rainy day or any other time. With plenty of fun sound words, appealing artwork, and a dose of humor and adventure, bestselling author Jonathan London and illustrator Andrew Joyner have created an endearing pair in Duck and Hippo. I hope you and your child will fall in love with them, as I have, and will want to join them on all their adventures.

- Marilyn Brigham, Editor

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“A sweet story of friendship between a proper hippo and a vivacious duck...This unlikely duo show that friendship comes in all shapes and sizes and pals are there for each other through thick and thin. Sure to be a storytime staple.” School Library Journal

“Playful type and wordplay add to the amusement. Children are unlikely to feel any anxiety as these friends bumble along in the dark, so calm and good-hearted is the story. Friendship stories are plentiful, and outdoor adventures are not unusual, but this lively lark is a picnic basket full of fun.” Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Jonathan London is the author of more than one hundred children’s books, including the bestselling Froggy series, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. Many of his books explore nature, among them Flamingo Sunset, illustrated by Kristina Rodanas, and Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica, illustrated by Julie Olson. He is currently writing a middle-grade series, which started with Desolation Canyon, illustrated by his son Sean London. Jonathan lives in Graton, California. Learn more online at www.jonathan-london.net.

Andrew Joyner is an illustrator, author, and cartoonist based in South Australia. He has illustrated a number of picture books, and he wrote and illustrated a chapter book series about a warthog named Boris. He has also illustrated for newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and Rolling Stone magazine, among others. Learn more online at www.andrewjoyner.com.au.


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