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Hippo! No, Rhino by Jeff Newman
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Hippo! No, Rhino (2006)

by Jeff Newman

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This book is for very young children, and involves a zoo keeper and a family and a misplaced sign that misrepresents a hippo for a rhino
  Abdullah9000 | Aug 12, 2014 |
This near wordless book tells the story of a sad rhino that is mistaken over and over for a hippo due to a misplaced sign. Eventually a child realizes the mistake and rights it and this cheers the rhino up tremendously. ( )
  kbesaw | Mar 10, 2014 |
Cute book. I could see sharing this with an elementary school class before a field trip to the zoo. In fact, it made me want to go to the zoo. :) ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
Constructed with little to no text, Newman relies on superb illustrations to convey this humorous story of mistaken identity. When an absentminded zookeeper places a sign proclaiming “Hippo” next to Rhino’s cage, the animal’s look of disbelief triggers a series of emotional episodes that will likely send young children into silly bouts of laughter. As the story progresses, Rhino’s demeanor turns from confusion to frustration which leads to rage and finally settles on dejection. Just when all looks bleak, a young boy comes along to save the day. Empathizing with Rhino’s disposition, the boy takes action amid the wreckage of artifacts dropped by startled tourists who faced the wrath of the unhappy Rhino. Suspense and humor coalesce as the final page is turned to reveal Hippo now donning the look of frustration as he stares at the “Porcupine” sign pointing in his direction. In the absence of words, the plot and corresponding emotions are articulated through crisp, vivid imagery and detailed facial expressions. The pages are brimming with abstract art that combines a bright primary palette, eccentric coloration of characters and scenery, and shifting perspective. Coupled with enthusiastic tones and sound effects from an adult reader, children are sure to enjoy this amusingly antagonistic tale. ( )
  paulavev | Oct 3, 2012 |
This is a book about a rhino that lives at the zoo. Unfortunately, the zookeeper in charge of putting up the signs is a little confused. He puts up a sign that says “Hippo” in front of the rhino. As people walk up and say, “Hippo,” the rhino corrects each of them with a, “No, rhino!” There are just over 20 words and most of them rhyme with rhino, “Fix the sign-o!” The fun is knowing that no matter what, the rhino will say, “No, rhino!” to each zoo-goer. Even though there aren’t a lot of words, it’s still a great book to read aloud.

Full Review at Picture-Book-a-Day: http://picturebookaday.blogspot.com/2012/01/book-11-hippo-no-rhino-by-jeff-newma...
  amy-picturebookaday | Jan 11, 2012 |
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When a careless worker places the wrong sign near a rhinoceros's cage, zoo visitors continually mistake the frustrated rhino for a hippopotamus, until a young boy comes along who can help.

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