ISBN-13: 9781849394161

RRP: £7.99

Published: 7th March 2013

Length: 28 Pages


Ridiculously hilarious Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross's classic laugh-out-loud take, shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award.

Hippopotamus had a spotamus . . . on her bottomus!
"It's Measles!" said Weasel.
"It's Hippopox!" said Fox.
"It's Jungle Fever!" said Beaver.

But the spot on Hippo's bottomus was not a diseasel, not even a spotamus but something quite silly . . .


"The rhyming has vim and is great to read aloud"

"A cracker of a story told with flair and invention . . . Excellent jokes abound"
Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading 'Book of the Month'

"Especially fun to read aloud"
Children's Books Ireland, Inis

"Wonderful . . . the pace is fast and uplifting. The illustrations in this gorgeous book are bright and comical."
We Love This Book

"A wonderful read-aloud, one that small children ITCH to get their hands on, to try for themselves . . . get the book asap!"
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