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Hippos Go Berserk! (2000): Best Boynton Yet?

Sandra Boynton, Hippos Go Berserk! (Simon and Schuster, 2000)

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One hippo, all alone…

Oh, Sandra Boynton. All of your books are good, but every once in a while you hit the jackpot. Hippos Go Berserk!, a lively counting book with fun illustrations and the ridiculous addition of a very non-hippo character who just seems to pop out of nowhere, is absolutely one of those jackpot books; the kid took to it immediately and requests it at least three times a day, and I am perfectly happy to read it to him three times a day because it’s so much fun. Seriously, where did that blue guy even come from? And what’s he doing here? I have no idea, but he turns what would have been a good counting book into something intriguing and even funnier (without ever actually doing anything, even!) ****

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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