How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 3, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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How to Clean a Hippopotamus, a book about animal symbiosis, offers readers a close-up, step-by-step view of nature’s fascinating partnerships. Find out why a mongoose comes running when a warthog lies down, how a crab and an iguana help each other out, why ravens follow wolves, and more. Witness the ingenious lifestyles of some of the world’s most unusual animal partners in this book of curious biology, a symbiotic collaboration by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.


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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

As always Steve Jenkins' illustrations are amazing but this time the added element of being organized visually like a comic strip makes them even more fun. I also appreciate that this book like his ... Read full review

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User Review  - S - Goodreads

Another Steve Jenkins delight! I love the unusual animals and their symbiotic relationships described in this book. Teachers should provide this for students to use so they can add a little "spice" to their typically dull animal research reports/projects. Read full review

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Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.

Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children’s books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.

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