Entries Tagged as 'Hippopotamus'

Belly Up

August 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT At first blush, a whodunnit about a mysterious death in FunJungle, a glitzy animal theme park, might not be considered a great choice for aware veg kids and their families or friends. However, Stuart Gibbs’s Belly Up (Amazon affiliate link) is written with a crisp, clever plot and smart, appealing characters. It is a great choice for tweens […]

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August 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By ROBYN MOORE Hippopposites is a visually appealing board book which presents opposites in a non-traditional way. Every page and its match on the following page features an abstract image of a hippo that’s morphed into different sizes, shapes, textures, and other slightly advanced design concepts. For example, some of the opposites included in […]

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Best Friends: The True Story of Owen and Mzee

November 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Books

Review  By JESSICA ALMY Best Friends: The True Story of Owen and Mzee allows emerging readers to discover the touching real-life tale of an unlikely companionship. (You may have seen the duo on CNN or NBC.) While there is a sad side to this story — the young hippo Owen befriends the tortoise Mzee after he […]

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Madagascar (2005)

February 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Movies

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Opening to the song “Born Free,”  “Madagascar” follows the adventures of Marty the zebra, Alex the lion, Gloria the hippopotamus and Melman the giraffe. Denizens of the Central Park Zoo, they and their neighbors have varying degrees of affection for the institution. When Marty happens upon a group of penguins working […]

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