The Hiccupotamus

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Marshall Cavendish, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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!

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

Too silly for words, but hard to dislike this story of a hiccuping hippo and his effect on the other animals. Impossible rhymes--but when you do it consistently, it somehow succeeds. I suspect the author is good at reading this one aloud. Read full review

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User Review  - areyno5 - LibraryThing

Hiccupotamus “Hiccupotamus” by Aaron Zenze is a silly book about a hippo that can’t get rid of his hiccups. The book is illustrated in bright colors that will intrigue young readers. They are big just ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Aaron Zenz is the author and illustrator of The Hiccupotamus, Chuckling Ducklings, and Monsters Go Night-Night. He has created art for thirty-three books in all, including The Spaghetti-Slurping Sewer Serpent by Laura Ripes and Orangutangled by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. He lives with his large family in a small town in West Michigan. Learn more about him at

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