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Mama by Jeanette Winter

Mama (edition 2006)

by Jeanette Winter

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Authors:Jeanette Winter
Info:Harcourt, Inc.
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Tags:Hippopotamus, Parental behavior in animals, Tsunamis, Critical Literacy, Mothers

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MAMA: a TRUE story, in which a BABY HIPPO loses his MAMA during a TSUNAMI, but finds a new home, and a new MAMA by Jeanette Winter



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This adorable true story of a baby hippo who was separated from his mama when a tsunami struck in the Indian Ocean will melt your heart as the lost baby finds comfort in an unimaginable creature.
(Pair with "Owen & Mzee") ( )
  lbblackwell | Jul 30, 2014 |
Review: A story told by pictures and the simple words of "mama" and "baby," of a baby hippo loses his mother during a tsunami but finds a new home and a new mother.
Genre: Fantasy/informational
Critique: In this story, the animals (hippo and turtle) talk (by saying either "mama" or "baby"). Because of this personification, the story is fantasy. At the same time, it is also an informational book, because it is showing what happened to animals during the 2004 tsunami near Indonesia. In the back of the back is a description of this true story of a hippo. ( )
  BraleeGilday | Nov 13, 2012 |
Summary: Based on a true story, a mama and baby hippo are always together-until a tsunami comes and tears them apart. The baby ends up being carried out to sea and washing up on shore far away from his home. He is found and taken to a wildlife reserve, all the while looking for his mama. He ends up finding a replacement mama in a giant tortoise. She accepts him, and they end up doing everything together.
Genre: informational/non-fiction
Media: acrylic ( )
  speedcourtney | Mar 16, 2012 |
This sweet book shares the true story of a hippo who lost his Mama in a tsunami. He happily befriends a tortoise. ( )
  awiltenburg | Nov 22, 2011 |
Summary: S true story in which a Baby Hippo loses his Mama during a Tsunami, but finds a new home, and a new Mama.

Genre: Biography about a hippo, non-fiction

Media: Acrylic
  royabdunnur | Nov 9, 2011 |
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Set during the devastating tsunami of 2004, MAMA is the touching true story of a baby hippo that was separated from his mother when the wave hit. After struggling alone for several days, the baby was rescued by Kenyan wildlife officers and brought to live in an animal refuge. There, all by himself, he adopted a new "mother"--that just happened to be a 130-year-old giant male tortoise. And they've been inseparable ever since.

Although MAMA takes place against the backdrop of a terrible human tragedy, at the heart of this story is a moving and original tale of adoption--and of finding love and companionship in the least likely of circumstances.
Includes an author's note.

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A true story about a baby hippo who loses his mother during a tsunami, but finds a new home and a new mother.

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