This book, written by Doug Johnson and illustrated by Abby Carter, is extra silly! He also has another book by the name of “Never Ride Your Elephant to School”. This book is somewhere between a book that I reviewed by the name of “The Monster Show” and “If You Give A Mouse a Cookie”. In it, readers are given advice about what to do, or rather what not to do when babysitting the Hippopotamuses.
Readers are instructed not to leapfrog over one because they are hard to jump over; or never to play horsey with them, because they always want you to be the horsey. Don’t forget to turn on the night-light before you leave because Hippopotamuses are afraid of the dark and they will run out of their bedroom and jump into your lap.
So. Never babysit the Hippopotamuses. Unless, of course, your only other choice is to babysit their neighbors, the MONKEYS.
I would recommend this book for 1st-2nd graders who are just getting comfortable with their reading skills. Get this book. It’s good for a couple of laughs.