• Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Hippopotamus had a spotamus . . . on her bottomus! “It’s a blister!” said her sister. “It’s measles!” said Weasel. “It’s hippopox!” said Fox. But in the end the spotamus turns out to be something hilariously unexpected!

Format Your Price
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS JUV019000, JUV000000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 2.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 151476
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed


  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2013


School Library Journal

“This entertaining account of a mysterious red spot is told primarily in rhyming triplets, making for an enjoyable read-aloud rhythm. Children and adults alike will delight in the wordplay. The cartoon-style, watercolor illustrations are expressive and perfectly complement the text.” —School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Look for uproarious responses from young audiences, especially at the final page turn. Eeeew. But in a good way.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author: Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St. Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She is now a full-time writer. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

Illustrator: Tony Ross

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He has been named the best-selling illustrator in the UK three years in a row. He lives in Macclesfield, England.