I’ve Lost My Hippopotamus 

Jack Prelutsky
HarperCollins (2012)
ISBN 9780062014573

Reviewed by Grayce Richardson (age 7) for Reader Views (4/12)

“I’ve Lost My Hippopotamus” by Jack Prelutsky is a very silly book. It’s made up of silly songs and poems. In the first poem, the hippo is under the bed and she doesn’t even know. There are silly animals like an anteater mixed with a bird and a duck called a Cormoreanteater. I love, love, love the “I Can Yo Yo” poem because the words are on yo-yos. I also like “On the Road to Undiscovered.” The words are in the shape of a road and you have to turn the book upside down to read it. “I’m Gazing Through My Telescope” is about an alien that is looking through a telescope looking at a person who is looking through a telescope and the words are coming out of the telescopes. Then there is “I Painted a Rhinosaurus” where a little boy is painting a rhinosaurus’ behind. I’m going to recommend “I’ve Lost My Hippopotamus” by Jack Prelutsky to everybody, especially kids who really like funny stories and have a sense of humor.

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