How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships

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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  - kottenbrookk - LibraryThing

How to Clean a Hippopotamus is an illustrated non-fiction introductions to some of the interesting ways animals cooperate with each other. Formatted like a graphic novel, the book is comprised of ... Read full review

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User Review  - ariellamendez - LibraryThing

Many animlas are explored and their relaionships with other animals. GENRE: Informational. This informational text makes great use of text features to create meaning and express important facts. The first thing it does is introduce each animal then describes how these animals interact. 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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