Here Comes Truck Driver Hippo (A Little Hippo Story)

by Jonathan London (Author) Gilles Eduar (Illustrator)

Here Comes Truck Driver Hippo (A Little Hippo Story)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

New York Times best-selling author Jonathan London explores how even the smallest Hippo can be a big help when he teams up with his friends.

Little Hippo loves to play pretend, and today he's going to be a truck driver! He zooms his dump truck through the savannah to deliver a surprise to the lion cubs. But when Little Hippo encounters roadblocks throughout his journey, he's grateful he has such good friends to help him along his way. This heartwarming story shows the importance of helping others and being brave.

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Accompanied by his monkey sidekick, Little Hippo is on a mission to take sand to the little cubs...The terrain the duo traverse is filled with fantastical vegetation with a Seussian vibe, the charming illustrations rendered in bright, saturated colors. Young readers will easily follow this uncomplicated adventure and delight at finding out how it wraps up. Simple and sweet.

School Library Journal

Brightly colored illustrations perfectly match the exuberant energy of Little Hippo, and young readers will enjoy his persistence in ensuring that the cubs have a fun place to play. A good choice for libraries seeking out books for their very youngest patrons. Little Hippo's game of pretend is spot-on and deeply engaging.

Review quotes

Jonathan London
Jonathan London is the author of more than eright books for children, including the Froggy books. He lives in Graton, California.

Gilles Eduar is the author and illustrator of Gigi and Zachary Go to Work, Dream Journey, and Jooka Saves the Day. He has illustrated more than twenty books, ten of which were first published in France. He lives in Brazil.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Astra Young Readers
Publication date
November 20, 2022
A Little Hippo Story
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV041030 - Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Cars & Trucks
JUV002340 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Jungle Animals
JUV002330 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Hippos & Rhinos
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Animal fiction

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