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Though Roosevelt the hippopotamus's sister teases him because he blushes a lot, his best friend helps him feel better about himself....

Title : The Blushful Hippopotamus
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ISBN : 9780531095324
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Blushful Hippopotamus Reviews

  • Melki
    2019-06-13 06:56

    His big sister teases Roosevelt for blushing a lot, but his birdy pal Lombard offers words of encouragement. Friends can be pretty awesome. It was a so-so story, but I think Roosevelt and Lombard are fantastic names.

  • Jennifer
    2019-06-21 15:12

    The idea behind this book is good, but the execution is lacking. The pictures are just okay, but it's the story line that falters. The big sister just keeps calling the little brother blushful, but it's hard to tell what that is supposed to mean. Is it an insult? It's not clear from the pictures or text why this is such a big deal. Not really recommended.

  • Kelly
    2019-06-24 09:54

    I didn't quite get why the hippo's sister was calling him 'blushful.' The hippo in this story is many things, as is pointed out by his bird friend, but it just seems a bit off.

  • Sandee
    2019-06-01 15:22

    My third kindle fire children's book. The text and illustrations fit nicely together but the story failed to engage my 2 and 3 year old. The flow of the words was not smooth and it was difficult to understand what was going on..."blushful" was not an idea the toddlers understood for the first 3 screens. So it failed to communicate effectively what the story was about. The illustrations were difficult to understand as well. My children prefer vibrant, clear pictures to point at and to make comments about. Hippos are always a favorite. The pictures in this ebook were a bit more abstract and in pastels. Sometimes, if the storyline is a little above the toddlers' attention span, I would abbreviate and make up a storyline if the illustrations would hold their attention. Unfortunately the story and the illustrations failed to hold their attention and mine.

  • Beyond the Pages
    2019-06-23 10:19

    What an adorably sweet book. I enjoyed the simplicity of the message. The author did a great job of contrasting the main character's sibling and the best friend. One served as a discourager, while the other was an encourager. One spoke negatively about the little hippo and the other spoke positively. I think what appealed to me most was the main character's response and level of confidence per interaction. The artwork for this book depicted the story well.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The words I have expressed are my own.

  • Paula
    2019-06-19 11:14

    Received a copy from NetGalley.The book is about a little hippo whose sister is always making fun of him and being mean with her telling everyone he's always blushing. This is not one of his better book. The book felt flat even with all the colorful illustrations and simple text. With some pushing kids may read it and the story line is good for those with pushy sisters or other people, bullies, etc. and does send a positive message. I just think they're better books than this that do that.

  • Samantha
    2019-05-31 15:22

    A baby brother hippo wonders if his sister's statements about him are true. She's the first person to comment when he makes a mistake or struggles to find an answer. When in doubt, the hippo turns to his friend whose assurances build the hippo up in the most positive way.Watercolor illustrations are excellent. They do a great job of emohasizing what it feels like when older siblings try to define you. I loved the way the brother and sister changed in size relative to one another as the story progressed. PreK-2.

  • Heidi-Marie
    2019-06-07 13:18

    Not at all what I thought this book would be like or about. This seems to fit more into something a parent would be looking for if their child has self-esteem issues, or you want to show how important a good friend is. Or maybe even how not to be mean. But it's certainly not a storytime book and probably isn't the best lap-read either. The pictures were back and forth for me. And the attempts at humor were all right.

  • Elia
    2019-06-23 14:09

    Mean older sisters come in all shapes, sizes and species. I should know, being one of them. But, as this book shows us, love and friendship also come in all shapes, sizes and species, and despite the nay-sayers, it's totally ok to be exactly who you are, even if who you are is an adorable hippo who turns bright pink at the drop of a hat.

  • Jenny
    2019-06-25 07:03

    Adorable! I really like the art style in this book. I like being able to see the brushstrokes - it helps me remember and appreciate the artist who made the illustrations. The story is silly but very cute. It's a very simple book in all aspects, but that's what makes it a sweet little read.

  • Jay
    2019-06-26 07:21

    a cute, sweet little book of how a friends kind words can make you feel better after someone says nasty or hurtful things about you.** thanks to NetGalley & the publishers for this copy!

  • Lisa
    2019-06-25 13:15

    This book was cute, but quite dull. I would have to give an A for effort. That is a difficult subject matter to try and put in a childrens book (but quite important), but it seemed lacking.

  • Ardis
    2019-05-29 08:54

    Ah, the power a good friend can have!

  • Katherine
    2019-06-09 12:23

    Don't listen to those who are negative toward you. Listen to your friends!

  • Kimberly
    2019-05-28 09:11

    I thought it was cute, especially how big sister gets smaller and smaller as Lombard builds up Roosevelt. Not sure how much a kid would appreciate this one though.