Description from GoodReads:
Get ready for a rainy-day adventure with Duck and Hippo!
Duck and Hippo may be completely different, but they are best friends. When playful Duck invites careful Hippo to go for a walk in the rain, they have trouble sharing Duck’s umbrella. But Duck and Hippo won’t let that stop them. Soon they are puddle-jumping and sailing down the river! Until…WHOOOSH! A terrible wind sends the umbrella flying up, up, up into the air, with one friend holding on. What will Duck and Hippo do now? Jonathan London’s charming text and Andrew Joyner’s delightful art bring to life two lovable friends in this fun new series.
Quick thoughts on the book:
Friendship stories, especially those between opposites, easily become favorites of young children. Opposites naturally allow the author to interject conflict and humor into the story, and when the story wraps up, there is an extra level of satisfaction and enjoyment for the reader.
When Duck and Hippo venture out for a walk on a rainy day, there are a number of times when the two need to negotiate a next step in order to continue. These negotiations provide quite a few opportunities for humor but also help young readers to learn important skills about getting along with others and working through difficulties.
The refrain "And that worked just fine" carries the reader along each humorous twist.
Duck and Hippo's day of fun in the rain will make everyone want to put on a raincoat and boots and have some fun and then return home for a warm drink and another read through of the book.
There’s more fun with Duck and Hippo in the free downloadable activity sheets: https://www.andrewjoyner.com.au/activities/
About the author:
Jonathan London is the author of more than one hundred children’s books, including the bestselling Froggy series, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. Many of his books explore nature, among them Flamingo Sunset, illustrated by Kristina Rodanas, and Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica, illustrated by Julie Olson. He is currently writing a middle-grade series, which started with Desolation Canyon, illustrated by his son Sean London. Jonathan lives in Graton, California. Learn more online at www.jonathan-london.net.
About the illustrator:
Andrew Joyner is an illustrator, author, and cartoonist based in South Australia. He has illustrated a number of picture books, and he wrote and illustrated a chapter book series about a warthog named Boris. He has also illustrated for newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and Rolling Stone magazine, among others. Learn more online at www.andrewjoyner.com.au.
Two Lions is offering a copy of DUCK AND HIPPO IN THE RAINSTORM to one lucky winner (U.S. addresses).