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Christmas is coming, and one little girl wants nothing more than a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy. But will Santa Claus and her parents make her Christmas wish come true? As shown in his best-selling titles The Night Before Christmas and Here Comes Santa Claus, no one can portray the holidays better than Bruce Whatley; and he doesit again with I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas.

The song "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" was written in 1950 by John Rox and became a nationwide hit in 1953 when ten-year-old Oklahoma native Gayla Peevey sang the song as a way to raise money for the Oklahoma City Zoo's first hippopotamus. In December of that year the city received Matilda the hippo for Christmas.

About the Author

Bruce Whatley is one of Australias best-loved and most-respected author-illustrators. His most recent books include the enormously successful and award-winning Diary of a Wombat, written by Jackie French, and its companion volume, The Secret World of Wombats, also illustrated by Bruce. The best selling team have also collaborated on Pete the Sheep, and most recently, Josephine Wants to Dance. Two of Bruces previous books, The Ugliest Dog in the World and Tails from Grandads Attic, were named as Notable Books by the Childrens Book Council of Australia in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Looking for Crabs was shortlisted by the Childrens Book Council in 1993 and Detective Donut and the Wild Goose Chase was named an Honour Book by the Childrens Book Council in 1998. Bruce has illustrated forty books to date, including a number that he has co-written with Rosie Smith. Their latest collaboration was Little White Dogs Cant Jump.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060529420
Author:
Whatley, Bruce
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Illustrator:
Whatley, Bruce
Author:
Whatley, Bruce
Author:
by John Rox and Bruce Whatley
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Songs
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Christmas
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 11 x 0.25 in 16.08 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-UP

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