The elephants are not very happy. The hippos have come to live in their river because their own has dried up. When the elephants complain to Elmer that the river is over-crowded, Elmer sets off to see what he can do. He soon discovers that the problem can easily be solved but only if the hippos and the elephants work together!
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David McKee grew up in Devon, England. Later, while a student at Plymouth Art College, he began selling his cartoon drawings to newspapers. Since 1964 he has published a number of successful books for children, including the King Rollo stories, which he helped animate for British television. His first book for Lothrop was Snow Woman, of which Publishers Weekly said, "It is McKee's superb humor--conveyed almost solely in the illustrations...that wins the day." Of his second Lothrop book, Who's a Clever Baby, Publishers Weekly had this to say: "Grandma's alliterative frenzies are fascinating and readers will find Baby's manipulative stubbornness vastly amusing."
Mr. McKee enjoys traveling and doing books that "leave things unsaid."From School Library Journal:
PreS-Gr 2–In this installment, the patchwork elephant uses his powers of negotiation to solve a conflict. The hippos' river has seemingly dried up, causing them to crowd the elephants' waterway and make everyone miserable. After discovering that fallen rocks are the problem, Elmer and his cousin Wilber rally the other animals to restore the river's flow. Job done, all the animals realize that working together is the best way to achieve a goal resulting in a splashy, happy, and satisfying ending for all. With its vibrant, eye-catching colors and engaging goings-on, this book is a visual delight.Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA
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Book Description RED FOX BOOKS (RAND), 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 009945114X