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Mouse and Hippo
by Mike Twohy and Mike Twohy




Overview -
"Entertaining...A storytime hit." --School Library Journal
"Young listeners will be pleased to make the acquaintance of these two cheerful creatures and, quite possibly, inspired to view the world in engaging new ways." --Kirkus Reviews
"Though they see the world differently and are such physical opposites...their open acceptance of each other's point of view shows they share the most important quality needed for meaningful connection." --The Horn Book

Mouse creates a painting for his new friend Hippo--and Hippo returns the kindness in an unlikely way--in this delightful story about doing your best to make a friend happy

Mouse offers to paint a portrait of his new friend Hippo, but Hippo doesn't quite fit on Mouse's canvas. Still Hippo is delighted. In return, Hippo returns the favor for his new friend in the best way he knows how. In a surprising story sure to cause giggles, picture book readers will ask for this book over and over again

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Overview

"Entertaining...A storytime hit." --School Library Journal
"Young listeners will be pleased to make the acquaintance of these two cheerful creatures and, quite possibly, inspired to view the world in engaging new ways." --Kirkus Reviews
"Though they see the world differently and are such physical opposites...their open acceptance of each other's point of view shows they share the most important quality needed for meaningful connection." --The Horn Book

Mouse creates a painting for his new friend Hippo--and Hippo returns the kindness in an unlikely way--in this delightful story about doing your best to make a friend happy

Mouse offers to paint a portrait of his new friend Hippo, but Hippo doesn't quite fit on Mouse's canvas. Still Hippo is delighted. In return, Hippo returns the favor for his new friend in the best way he knows how. In a surprising story sure to cause giggles, picture book readers will ask for this book over and over again


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  • ISBN-13: 9781481451246
  • ISBN-10: 1481451243
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 10.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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BookPage Reviews

Two friends with different points of view

Great friendships come along when we least expect them, and this is especially true in Mouse and Hippo, New Yorker cartoonist Mike Twohy’s hilarious tale of a chance encounter on a summer afternoon.

Meticulous Mouse is focused on getting the waves just right as he paints at the lake, easel atop a gray rock. But, oops! The rock is actually Hippo, who accidentally jolts Mouse into the water. Hippo rescues him, and in thanks, Mouse offers to paint his portrait. Hippo preens and poses while Mouse uses his biggest brush—and paints the whole canvas gray. “My paper was too small to fit all of you in,” Mouse explains. But Hippo is far from disappointed, and he rushes home to hang the monochrome masterpiece over his bathtub (or rather, a reedy nook of the lake). When Hippo returns the favor by painting a portrait of Mouse, he uses the tiniest brush, and the finished painting is a carefully crafted dot. “I love it!” Mouse says. “You made me look so cute!”

With their appreciation for each other’s point of view, Mouse and Hippo become fast, if unlikely, friends. They work together to fit Mouse’s portrait inside his mouse-sized house. Mouse invites Hippo to visit his painting any time, and though Hippo can only peer in with one large eyeball, the new friendship is sure to last well beyond the pages of this clever book.

Twohy’s zany humor is a rare treat. His beguiling characters burst with so much personality that readers will long for a sequel.

This article was originally published in the February 2017 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 

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