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Kiss Kiss! (2003): Baby Hippo, What More Do You Need to Know?

Margaret Wild, Kiss Kiss! (Simon and Schuster, 2003)


photo credit: goodreads

Is that not the cutest baby hippo ever?

A baby hippo is eager to get an early start on playing and forgets to give his mother a kiss goodbye in the morning. He traverses various types of terrain (We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt-style), witnessing a number of other types of animals kids usually love kissing their babies, then realizes what he forgot and heads right back for home. Fun illustrations (going back through the tall, tall grass is my favorite), strong rhythm, and lots of love by all the animals are making this one a current favorite at Goat Central. *** ½

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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