Elmer and the Hippos
From the Series Elmer
Elmer, the patchwork elephant, has been a favorite of children around the world since the first book debuted in 1989.
In Elmer and the Hippos, the elephants are not happy. The hippos’ river has dried up, and they have moved into the elephants’ river. Some of the elephants don’t like sharing. Elmer decides to investigate. He discovers the hippos’ dry river could be fixed—but only if the hippos and the elephants drop their prejudices and work together.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.1|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
The Horn Book Guide
“The elephants get upset when hippos move into their river. Patchwork elephant Elmer, put in charge of finding out why the hippos’ river has dried up, enlists both hippos and elephants to help remove a pile of rocks blocking the water. McKee’s story, while a little heavy with its compromise-and-teamwork message, still manages to entertain with vivid, lively illustrations.” —The Horn Book Guide
School Library Journal
“With its vibrant, eye-catching colors and engaging goings-on, this book is a visual delight.” —School Library Journal