The Blushful Hippopotamus 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
  • Author: Chris Raschka
  • ISBN: 9780531095324
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Though Roosevelt the hippopotamus s sister teases him because he blushes a lot, his best friend helps him feel better about himself.

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    1. Chris Raschka says:

      I always try to treat the book itself as the artwork, Chris Raschka says I don t want you to stop while you re reading one of my books and say, Oh What a gorgeous illustration I want you to stop at the end of the book and say, This is a good book Chris Raschka is one of those people who knew from an early age what he wanted to be when he grew up It was never a question in my mind, he says As long as I can remember, I always knew what I would do I would become a biologist Somewhere along the line, however, after having to kill a mouse with his bare hands, Chris Raschka began to change his mind I understood it intellectually, he says, but I just wasn t cut out to do that Fortunately, Chris Raschka s squeamishness turned into a boon for the realm of children s books He decided to shift his focus to painting and drawing, and has since produced a range of outstanding books that has PUBLISHERS WEEKLY calling him one of the most original illustrators at work today Chris Raschka illustrated A POKE IN THE I A COLLECTION OF CONCRETE POEMS, a critically acclaimed anthology that was both a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Children s Book and a PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Best Book of the Year I approached it with a version of the Hippocratic oath, Chris Raschka says of the playful volume That was my goal do no harm to these poems, which are all beautiful I wanted my illustrations to be little welcoming introductions a way in And most recently, Chris Raschka has once again teamed up with his A POKE IN THE I partner Paul B Janeczko to bring an equally lauded creation to poets everywhere A KICK IN THE HEAD AN EVERYDAY GUIDE TO POETIC FORMS teaches readers the excitement and challenge that can be found in playing by the rules of poetry Receiving starred reviews from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, KIRKUS REVIEWS, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, and BOOKLIST, the title seamlessly unites text and art Chris Raschka s whimsical torn paper artwork lends thoughtful details to essence of the book that poetry is fun.Previously, Chris Raschka turned his talents to Dylan Thomas s timeless prose poem A CHILD S CHRISTMAS IN WALES, creating fluid illustrations that honor the poet s words, evoking their musical cadences and bringing a fresh appreciation for this most lyric work Named a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Children s Book, this beautiful edition should bring Dylan Thomas s work to a new generation of children, says President Jimmy Carter The illustrator was also a force behind I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE, a picture book cowritten by legendary children s book author Bill Martin Jr and fellow literacy expert Michael Sampson My parents have always respectfully refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, Chris Raschka says That s why I was drawn to this project in America, we each have the freedom to choose, including the freedom to choose whether or not to say the pledge His aim was that his quirky images, with their simple, stylized line drawings, would bring a sense of inclusion That is my hope, for everyone to make the Pledge come alive A different sort of collaboration went into the tongue in cheek TABLE MANNERS, a hilarious picture book that Chris Raschka wrote and illustrated together with artist Vladimir Radunsky, a long time friend Chris Raschka grew up in suburban Chicago, but then fled to New York, where he now lives with his wife, son, and a variety of pets When not working on books, the artist likes to walk around the city, knit sweaters without a pattern, go to the opera, practice yoga, and surf, a pastime that once cost him a tooth.

    2 thoughts on “The Blushful Hippopotamus

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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 [...]

    5. 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 [...]

    6. 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.

    7. 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 pro [...]

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

    11. 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!

    12. 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.

    13. 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.

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