I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Christmas is coming, and one little girl wants nothing more than a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy. But will Santa Claus and her parents make her Christmas wish come true? As shown in his best-selling titles The Night Before Christmas and Here Comes Santa Claus, no one can portray the holidays better than Bruce Whatley; and he doesit again with I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas.
The song "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" was written in 1950 by John Rox and became a nationwide hit in 1953 when ten-year-old Oklahoma native Gayla Peevey sang the song as a way to raise money for the Oklahoma City Zoo's first hippopotamus. In December of that year the city received Matilda the hippo for Christmas.
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i want a hippopotamus for christmas bookUser Review - neuemusik49 - Overstock.com
Cute book very close to the actual song which is always on the radio during christmas time. only a few word changes. But chances are the book contains the original lyrics not the recording on the radio. shipped fast . Read full review
I want a hippopotamus for ChristmasUser Review - fatnsassy - Overstock.com
My students were singing this for Christmas at school and I was getting a CD with novelty Christmas songs on it when I found this book. The children and other teachers loved it! Read full review