I Had a Hippopotamus

by Hector Viveros Lee

A box of galletas (animal crackers) inspires numerous acts of creative generosity... read more

A box of galletas (animal crackers) inspires numerous acts of creative generosity of the part of one small boy who imagines all the animals as living creatures that he gives as gifts to friends and family. Hector Viveros Lee's stylized paintings provide exactly the right blend of fantasy and reality. Although the story is universal in its patterned playfulness, small details throughout mark the characters and setting as distinctively Latino. (Ages 2-5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

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