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What a Hippopota-Mess!

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2007 CCBC Our Choice Award

The poems in this book in this book tell stories about animals and nature; from two sweaty hippos, a smiling lizard and some creepy crawlers to a few tricky dandelions.

At the end of each poem, find out more in an interview with a key character or a list of fascinating facts.

Click the Extras tab below to read some fun animal facts.

Ages 7-10
Graham Ross
Publication Date: 
September 2006
5.5 X 7.5 inches
64 Pages

“A book of six silly poems that students will love to read...Fun and simple to read. Recommended.”

- Tucson Unified School District - January 1, 2009

“A terrific book for kids...funny and informative - great to read aloud in a classroom setting. Highly recommended.”

- CM Magazine - March 1, 2007

Did you know these animal facts?

Hippopotamus sweat is reddish in colour, so it looks like they’re sweating blood.

There are no snakes in Newfoundland, Ireland and New Zealand.

Centipedes and lobsters are cousins.

Horned lizards can squirt blood out of their eyes.

A moose can weigh more than 6 refrigerators.

Read all this and more in What a Hippopota-Mess!