The Hiccupotamus

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If you're looking for a fun book for younger kids, I heartily recommend the picture book The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz.  The illustrations, all created with colored pencil, are vibrant and beautiful.  The facial expressions of the characters are particularly charming!  The story is told in whimsical and clever rhymes reminiscent of Dr. Seuss.  (There's also humor tossed in for adults; be sure to check out the "cast bios" section at the end).


The Hiccupotamus is already a Storytime favorite at my Barnes & Noble and is the most requested bedtime book for my toddler at home.  My five-year-old friend Sam simply calls it "THE BEST BOOK EVER."  Finding a book that captures the attention, imagination, and giggles of children is a treasure indeed.  I eagerly await whatever Aaron Zenz comes up with next!

by DMichael on ‎08-27-2009 05:09 PM
Great suggestion!  My daughter loves this book!
by LisaK-BookLover27 on ‎08-30-2009 11:46 AM

This book is a colorful, exicting tongue twister! Good choice Meg!

by ReaderAtHeart on ‎09-28-2009 12:41 PM

Great choice! I love the colors.


Have you seen Bond and the Big Green Hill? Great illustrations. The book is available at 


Thank you for the recommendation.

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