Title: How to be a Happy Hippo
Author: Jonathan Shipton
Illustrator: Sally Percy
Publisher: Little Tiger Press
Publication Date: 1999
Genre: Fantasy; Picture Book
Audience: Pre K- 2

Overview: Horace is unhappy because he wants to play with his dad, but his dad is too busy. He tries to play on his own but it is just not as much fun if his dad was there. So Horace comes up with a plan to set a trap for his dad. Was he successful in trapping his father so he could play with him?

Activity: What are three things you like to do with a family member? Try and do some new things together this weekend, write them down and bring them in to share with your class.

Reviewer’s Name: Tara Hart