But Not the Hippopotamus, by Sandra Boynton, is a board book written in the humorous, rhyming Boynton style. The illustrations of the animals will bring laughs as they appear in unusual places. The simplicity and rhyming of the words make this a book that children easily memorize. We’ve enjoyed re-reading it many times. Have fun!
*What rhyming words do you hear?
*How do you think the hippopotamus felt?
*Can you make up another rhyme to go in the story?