A class trip to the zoo descends into a chaotic hunt for the missing hippopotamus. Teacher, zookeeper and all the children join the search. The noise and drama reach a pitch, and no one thinks to listen to quiet Liam, who really might know where the hippo is hiding.
That’s Not a Hippopotamus is a deft and delightful tale, packed with word play and madcap energy — and with a whole different story to enjoy in the illustrations.
• Perfectly pitched humour and wordplay
• Children will love spotting the hippopotamus hiding in all the pictures and identify with Liam, the quiet boy no one listens to