For kids (and adults) who loved Sandra Boynton’s book But Not the Hippopotamus, and who worried about the fate of the armadillo at the end, she’s finally given us a sequel! Whimsical and imbued with Boynton’s simple, sweet style, But Not the Armadillo is worth the 25-year wait. Recommended By Gigi L., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
For more than thirty-five years, readers have wondered what happens to the mystery armadillo on the last page of Sandra Boynton's classic board book, But Not the Hippopotamus. Now, at last, comes the long-awaited sequel.
Behold the armadillo, a cute and curious creature who follows his nose wherever it goes. Join him as he quietly travels the less-traveled road: he picks cranberries, stops and smells the flowers, takes a nap in the meadow, searches out the source of a beautiful melody, and at day's end passes an overeager hippo sprinting the other direction.
Told with Boynton's signature charm and unpredictability, But Not the Armadillo is a gentle and worthy companion book to But Not the Hippopotamus — perfect for curious little kids and grown-ups alike.
And for everyone who has ever been concerned about the armadillo: Don't worry. He's completely fine just the way he is.
About the Author
Sandra Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children's author, and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as more than four thousand greeting cards and four music albums. She has designed — for various companies — calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys.