Book Review

[Review] The Hiccupotamus – Aaron Zenz [KidLit AtoZ Challenge]


Here it is, our very first review for the 2018 AtoZ Reading Challenge – Mister Chu and I read this one for the KidLit version of the challenge 🙂
The Hiccupotamus
by Aaron Zenz
Publisher: Two Lions
Release Date: January 6, 2012
Genre: KidLit
Pages: 32
Format Read: Kindle
Source: purchased
Buy: Amazon
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“There was a hippopotamus who hiccupped quite-a-lotamus. And every time he got’emus . . . he’d fall upon his bottomus!” Calamity ensues when an elephant, a centipede, and a rhinoceros try finding a cure for Hippo’s colossal case of hiccups. Author-illustrator Aaron Zenz’s creativity shines through in his colored-pencil artwork in this off-the-wall read-aloud. Hic! Hic! Hic!

Mister Chu and I laughed and “hiccuped” our way through this hilarious rhyming masterpiece. The illustrations, colors, animals – they were all so bright and happy. Mister Chu loved the little twist at the end, too (what happens when Hippo’s hiccups go away? Or do they?). As soon as we hit the last page . . . “read it again”. And again. And again. While he was perfectly content reading this one on my our Kindle Fire, it’s going to be on his birthday list, I think (so he can read it over and over by himself and Mommy can get back to steamy love stories *wink*).

Hands down, we loved this book! It deserves each of the five stars we gave it 🙂


Our first book for the AtoZ Reading Challenge is complete! What are you reading right now?


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