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!
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
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
“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.