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!
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