Here Comes Firefighter Hippo (A Little Hippo Story)

by Jonathan London (Author) Gilles Eduar (Illustrator)

Here Comes Firefighter 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.

Today Little Hippo is playing firefighter. But as Firefighter Hippo pedals his fire truck through the jungle, he gets trapped in a mud hole, tangled in tall grass, and stuck on a hill. That's nothing compared to the biggest surprise of all--a real fire. It's a good thing the little firefighter knows exactly what to do!

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Little Hippo's story charms readers with copious onomatopoeia. Observant readers can see clues as to the next animal Little Hippo will encounter in the gouache illustrations, which are full of Seuss-ian colors and de Brunhoff-eque shapes. What job will Little Hippo tackle next? Readers will be there for it.

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Jonathan London
Jonathan London is the creator of more than 20 books about the lovable and enduringly popular character Froggy. He is also a poet and a novelist.

Gilles Eduar is a musician and self-taught artist who has lived in many places around the world, including his native Brazil. He is the illustrator of the Little Hippo Series.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Astra Young Readers
Publication date
October 05, 2021
A Little Hippo Story
BISAC categories
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV041030 - Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Cars & Trucks
JUV002340 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Jungle Animals
Library of Congress categories

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