February 4, 2016
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

John Patrick Green’s graphic novel for kids Hippopotamister will be coming your way in May, and it’s going to be great!

The book is about a hippopotamus who leaves the zoo (with his friend the red panda) to find a job in the world of the humans and become (with the aid of an assortment of hats) Hippopotamister, an exciting human-and-hippopotamus combo.

Here’s the cover!  My favorite part: the first ‘i’ has a hippo head above it — and the second ‘i’ has a hat!  So great.  There’s also a pretty wonderful hippo on it, too.

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And the spine!

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Here’s a close-up of Hippopotamister from the bottom of the spine.  He’s super-adorable!

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This graphic novel has a surprise for you on the case under the jacket!  (And what could be on the back?)

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It also has awesome zoo endpapers.

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Hippopotamister is a graphic novel for very young readers — kids who are just transitioning between picture books and early readers.  So it has a lot of big panels and easy-to-read dialogue!

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(And also, adorable animals!)

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Here’s the back cover!  Will you see our protagonist trying out all of these careers in the book?  Yes you will!

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We’re looking forward to May already!  That’s your chance to check out your local bookstore or library for this wonderful graphic novel.

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