Author(s): Sean Taylor
When a hippopotamus comes round to your house don't be worried or scared by his size, just hug him and open the door really wide because...that's what makes a hippopotamus come inside! What do you do when a hippopotamus comes to visit? Play splashy-sploshy games, of course, to make him happy. Share silly toys in a big warm bath, to make him laugh. Give him a great big crunchy salad-treat, as that's what a hippo likes to eat. And when he's ready to go home, do a little dance and say goodbye in style - because that's what makes a hippopotamus smile! And now that you're his new best friend he'll be sure to want to come round again - maybe not on his own next time!
SEAN TAYLOR is a children's author, storyteller and teacher with experience of creative writing teaching in three continents. His books include The Great Snake (9781845075293), Purple Class and the Skelington (9781845073770), Purple Class and the Flying Spider (9781845076276), Purple Class and the Half-Eaten Sweater (9781845079093), The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair, Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All, Who Ate Auntie Iris and We Have Lift-Off. He lives partly in England and partly in Brazil. LAURENT CARDON is a Frenchman who has lived in Sao Paulo since 1995. His background is in international film animation, and he has worked in Japan, China and Korea. However, he has recently turned to illustrating children's books. He has several picture books published in Portuguese in Brazil, and he also illustrated Wolf Wanted, published by the Canadian publisher Groundwood Books. This is his first book for Frances Lincoln.