Duck and Hippo: Lost and Found
by Jonathan London; Illustrated by Andrew Joyner
Two Lions (August 15, 2017)
Fiction * Social Themes * Friendship
Audience: Ages 3 to 7
Activity Sheets by Andrew Joyner
Description from GoodReads:
Duck and Hippo have a picnic and a new adventure! Duck and Hippo invite their friends Turtle, Elephant, and Pig to a picnic at their favorite pond. Yippee! It’s time to dance and sing, swim and eat. Everyone brings goodies to share…except Hippo. He didn’t bring ANYTHING. So Hippo sets off into the forest to find some berries. But he is gone a long time, and Duck begins to worry that Hippo is lost. What should his friends do to find him? Join Duck and Hippo on another fun adventure!
Quick thoughts on the book:
Duck and Hippo are back and this time they are celebrating summer with friends and a picnic.
I enjoyed the summer fun and adventure that exudes throughout this book. Joyner's illustrations
are truly reminiscent of an old-fashioned gathering among friends on a carefree, lazy day. Yet, as any good storyteller, London knows that there needs to be a challenge in order for the fun to begin.
Hippo is distressed by not having something to contribute to the picnic, which leads to a long search for blueberries and an eventual picnic by moonlight. By the end of the book, I wanted to have my own midnight picnic with friends. Young readers will laugh at the search Hippo goes on and prepare to have your own picnic foods around for a snack to celebrate the book.
Look for Duck and Hippo: Lost and Found at your local indie bookstore or your public library.
About the author: Jonathan London has written more than one hundred children’s books, including the bestselling Froggy series, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. He is the author of the popular Duck and Hippo series, illustrated by Andrew Joyner. 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 also author of the Aaron’s Wilderness middle-grade series, 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 is the illustrator of the popular Duck and Hippo series, written by Jonathan London. 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 set of the Duck and Hippo books--DUCK AND HIPPO IN THE RAINSTORM and DUCK AND HIPPO LOST AND FOUND--to one lucky winner (U.S. addresses).