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Green, John Patrick.
New York : First Second, 2016
IL K-3, RL 2.4

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Best friends Hippo and Red Panda live in the old City Zoo. As the zoo becomes rundown and no one visits anymore, they finally leave to search for a better life. Hippo's lack of focus and experience lead to hilarious results. Entrees such as his pasta of bugs, insects, car keys. buttons, etc., result in immediate job firings. Read to find out what surprising changes Hippo makes when he returns to the zoo. If you like cartooning, try the step by step directions for creating your own Hippo and Red Panda cartoons, youíll love this feel good wonderfully colorfully graphic novel. 
(annotated by Martha Lambertsen Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Award 2017-2018 )

Booktalk #2

Poor Hippo. His zoo is falling apart and no one comes to visit. Will venturing out into the world to get a job find him happiness? (Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award nominee, 2018)

SUBJECTS:     Graphic novels.
                        Hippopotamus -- Fiction.
                        Professions -- Fiction.
                        Red panda -- Fiction.
                        Zoos -- Fiction.

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