NZ Writer and Illustrator
Dawn McMillan, illustrated by Ross Kinnaird
Oratia 2016 $19.99pb 32pp
ISBN 978 0 9475 0611 7
Themes: Pets/ Size/ Stories in rhyme
The children think they want to keep their very large hippo- like pet. Mum and Dad are not so sure - it is the food and the size that is the problem. It’s a scary feeling too if you wake in the night and discover your new pet is licking his lips and obviously hungry. Could it be that he actually wants to eat YOU? Fortunately nature intervenes and provides a happy ending for everyone. Another totally zany story from this inventive team and I want to start reading it to children ASAP.
Preschool up/ Age 4 up