Harry The Hip Hop Hippo

Children - Animals
30 Pages
Reviewed on 10/23/2014
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Harry The Hip Hop Hippo by Jane Finch is the delightful story of Harry the Hippo who loves to dance. Unlike other hippos who like to splash in the water, bathe in the mud and soak up the heat, Harry loves to dance. But he is worried about what the other hippos will think if they learn about his dancing and so he keeps it a secret. He does not want the other hippos to laugh at him. Then a monkey invites Harry to boogie with him and they go to the jungle. And when all the animals start swaying to the music, Harry also starts to dance. What happens when the other hippos learn of Harry's dancing? Let's read the story to find out.

Harry The Hip Hop Hippo by Jane Finch is a a cute little story with a good message for young readers. One should never be afraid of doing something different or being different from others. The illustrations are eye-catching and lively and they breathe movement and life into the characters and the story. Children will enjoy the antics of the animals in the jungle as they dance and sway to the music. Harry's character is adorable and the jungle theme will fascinate kids. The monkey, the lion, the snakes, baboons and Harry dancing to the music set the mood and pace of the story. These kinds of stories are perfect as bedtime reads and are good for read aloud sessions in classrooms and libraries.