Hippospotamus

Hippopotamus has a spotamus… right on her bottomus! How embarrassing! “It’s Measles!” says Weasel. “It’s Hippopox!” says Fox. “It’s Jungle Fever!” says Beaver. Whatever could it be? This red-faced hippo’s reddened rear is causing havoc in the animal kingdom. But in the end, the spotamus turns out to be something hilariously unexpected! Treat yourself to a spotamus of laughter with this cheeky gem from two all-time greats: top author Jeanne Willis and illustrator Tony Ross.

“A dream team of writer and illustrator!” Times

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  • this book is really funny if you ever had a spot on your bum you will know how this hippo felt ….. i loved this book made me laugh even after i read it

    5 March 2013

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  • Awards

    Jeanne has won several awards including the Nestle Smarties prize for Tadpole’s Promise, the Portsmouth Children’s Book Prize for Dumb Creatures and Grandad and John and the Book Trust Early Years award for Bog Baby. She has also won Red House award twice for Who’s in the Loo? and Bottoms Up!, both illustrated by Adrian Reynolds.

  • Tony Ross

    Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.

    Awards

    Tony Ross has won a number of awards for illustration, including the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for the best illustrations by a foreign artist.

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