This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Happy Hippopotami by Bill Martin, Jr.

The Happy Hippopotami (1970)

by Bill Martin, Jr.

Other authors: Betsy Everitt (Illustrator)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
181365,444 (4.25)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 3 of 3
"The Happy Hippopotami" by Bill Martin Jr. is about a hippo holiday when the hippopotami go to the beach and spend their day having fun. I enjoyed the fun, rhyming pattern the author uses through out the story. This book would be fun to read to children because of the rhythm and because the story is silly and funny. ( )
  olivia.sanchez | Mar 27, 2016 |
Great story of hippopotamuses going to the beach. Definitely anthromorphic animals included but this book was so much fun! The rhyming about the hippopotami was great and I just loved the whole thing and so did the kids. ( )
  SJeanneM | Apr 19, 2008 |
cute idea - but nearly impossible to read aloud- pictures were cute - but seemed like writer was more interested in making rhymes than creating a story... ( )
  mollysbooks | Feb 7, 2008 |
Showing 3 of 3
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (4 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Bill Martin, Jr.primary authorall editionscalculated
Everitt, BetsyIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
For Roger and Judy Bredahl -- B. M.
For Chris -- B. E.
First words
Happy hippopotamuses
Climb aboard the picnic buses
For a hippoholiday
In the merry month of May.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152333827, Paperback)

Climb aboard the picnic buses for a happy hippoholiday! This lively rhyming story of a seaside romp where hippopotamamas, papas, sons, and daughters are soaking up the sun, strolling along the boardwalk, and dancing around the maypole makes a perfect read-aloud. “Seeming to spill off the pages with their jollity, Everitt’s spirited illustrations are sure to endear these playful creatures to kids--who will have as much fun as the hippos do.”--Publishers Weekly

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:02 -0400)

(see all 3 descriptions)

The happy hippopotami enjoy a merry holiday at the beach, wearing pretty beach pajamas, dancing the maypole, or battling with water guns.

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4.25)
2 1
3 1
3.5 2
4 1
5 7

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 125,741,699 books! | Top bar: Always visible