Hippos Go Berserk!

Hippos Go Berserk!

When Sandra Boynton does a counting book, it adds up to fun. Illustrated by the author, this is a vibrant full-color picture book....

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Title:Hippos Go Berserk!
Author:Sandra Boynton
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Hippos Go Berserk!
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Board Book
Number of Pages:16 pages pages

Hippos Go Berserk! Reviews

  • Jude
    Jul 28, 2018

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

    Most festive counting book ever. ...

    I don't care that the hippos go berserk; in fact, we can just skip over that page to get to the best part - MORE NUMBERS! This book is so full of numbers. We go up from 1 to 9 and then ALL the hippos and then back down again, without any of those weird numbers that have two numerals ne...

    This is a fun book with counting and hippos (and math.) The art is fine. I like the rhyming scheme and the change in cadence. It's fun to read aloud. My only problem is: 7 hippos heading west leave 6 hippos in distress. When do the 6 hippos in distress leave? There's a little ...

    This book has SUCH good rhythm. Spoiler (but not really): you count hippos and then count down as they leave. But the counting is slow and methodical while the count down is rapid. It?s honestly a joy to read. ...

    What can I say - like so many, I love Sandra Boynton books! Though I'll admit, this one is actually a little bit sad! Still contains the fantastically fun rhymes that Boynton is known for, while also being educational - this one focused largely on counting. ...

    I love, love, love this book. This could be because I love hippos or merely because I adore the idea that one hippo all alone calls two hippos on the phone...and then precedes to invite 47 more. :) Excellent rhyme and rhythm to the book. ...

    I bought this for my great-nieces's birthday, but had to read through it first... This is a lovely counting story full of Sandra Boynton's wonderful hippos. The illustrations are lovely and very colourful. I hope my great-niece enjoys it - I certainly did! ...

    Happens to us after all parties! ...

    I might love this book more than my daughter does. ...

    I am giving it four stars. I started changing my mind after reading reviews but stuck with original rating. ...

    just average, although my two-year-old did like counting all the hippos ...

    I've got to admit: I was definitely wondering if I should be counting the hippos (and the beast(s)?) before I figured out Sandra was going to do it for me. ...

  • Aneesa
    Oct 31, 2016

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

    Most festive counting book ever. ...

  • Sasha
    Jul 14, 2017

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

    Most festive counting book ever. ...

    I don't care that the hippos go berserk; in fact, we can just skip over that page to get to the best part - MORE NUMBERS! This book is so full of numbers. We go up from 1 to 9 and then ALL the hippos and then back down again, without any of those weird numbers that have two numerals ne...

    This is a fun book with counting and hippos (and math.) The art is fine. I like the rhyming scheme and the change in cadence. It's fun to read aloud. My only problem is: 7 hippos heading west leave 6 hippos in distress. When do the 6 hippos in distress leave? There's a little ...

    This book has SUCH good rhythm. Spoiler (but not really): you count hippos and then count down as they leave. But the counting is slow and methodical while the count down is rapid. It?s honestly a joy to read. ...

    What can I say - like so many, I love Sandra Boynton books! Though I'll admit, this one is actually a little bit sad! Still contains the fantastically fun rhymes that Boynton is known for, while also being educational - this one focused largely on counting. ...

    I love, love, love this book. This could be because I love hippos or merely because I adore the idea that one hippo all alone calls two hippos on the phone...and then precedes to invite 47 more. :) Excellent rhyme and rhythm to the book. ...

  • Tiffany
    Dec 06, 2012

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

  • Karyn
    Dec 08, 2014

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

  • Melissa
    Sep 03, 2007

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

  • Melody
    Dec 31, 2011

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

  • Jim
    Mar 14, 2012

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

  • Sheila
    Jun 30, 2014

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

  • Brenda
    Dec 06, 2017

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

  • Chris
    Feb 15, 2009

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

  • Kay
    Jan 31, 2018

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

    Most festive counting book ever. ...

    I don't care that the hippos go berserk; in fact, we can just skip over that page to get to the best part - MORE NUMBERS! This book is so full of numbers. We go up from 1 to 9 and then ALL the hippos and then back down again, without any of those weird numbers that have two numerals ne...

    This is a fun book with counting and hippos (and math.) The art is fine. I like the rhyming scheme and the change in cadence. It's fun to read aloud. My only problem is: 7 hippos heading west leave 6 hippos in distress. When do the 6 hippos in distress leave? There's a little ...

    This book has SUCH good rhythm. Spoiler (but not really): you count hippos and then count down as they leave. But the counting is slow and methodical while the count down is rapid. It?s honestly a joy to read. ...

    What can I say - like so many, I love Sandra Boynton books! Though I'll admit, this one is actually a little bit sad! Still contains the fantastically fun rhymes that Boynton is known for, while also being educational - this one focused largely on counting. ...

    I love, love, love this book. This could be because I love hippos or merely because I adore the idea that one hippo all alone calls two hippos on the phone...and then precedes to invite 47 more. :) Excellent rhyme and rhythm to the book. ...

    I bought this for my great-nieces's birthday, but had to read through it first... This is a lovely counting story full of Sandra Boynton's wonderful hippos. The illustrations are lovely and very colourful. I hope my great-niece enjoys it - I certainly did! ...

  • Kristin
    Feb 22, 2016

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

  • Kylara Jensen
    Jun 26, 2017

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

    Most festive counting book ever. ...

    I don't care that the hippos go berserk; in fact, we can just skip over that page to get to the best part - MORE NUMBERS! This book is so full of numbers. We go up from 1 to 9 and then ALL the hippos and then back down again, without any of those weird numbers that have two numerals ne...

    This is a fun book with counting and hippos (and math.) The art is fine. I like the rhyming scheme and the change in cadence. It's fun to read aloud. My only problem is: 7 hippos heading west leave 6 hippos in distress. When do the 6 hippos in distress leave? There's a little ...

  • Natalie
    Oct 17, 2018

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

    Most festive counting book ever. ...

    I don't care that the hippos go berserk; in fact, we can just skip over that page to get to the best part - MORE NUMBERS! This book is so full of numbers. We go up from 1 to 9 and then ALL the hippos and then back down again, without any of those weird numbers that have two numerals ne...

    This is a fun book with counting and hippos (and math.) The art is fine. I like the rhyming scheme and the change in cadence. It's fun to read aloud. My only problem is: 7 hippos heading west leave 6 hippos in distress. When do the 6 hippos in distress leave? There's a little ...

    This book has SUCH good rhythm. Spoiler (but not really): you count hippos and then count down as they leave. But the counting is slow and methodical while the count down is rapid. It?s honestly a joy to read. ...

    What can I say - like so many, I love Sandra Boynton books! Though I'll admit, this one is actually a little bit sad! Still contains the fantastically fun rhymes that Boynton is known for, while also being educational - this one focused largely on counting. ...

    I love, love, love this book. This could be because I love hippos or merely because I adore the idea that one hippo all alone calls two hippos on the phone...and then precedes to invite 47 more. :) Excellent rhyme and rhythm to the book. ...

    I bought this for my great-nieces's birthday, but had to read through it first... This is a lovely counting story full of Sandra Boynton's wonderful hippos. The illustrations are lovely and very colourful. I hope my great-niece enjoys it - I certainly did! ...

    Happens to us after all parties! ...

    I might love this book more than my daughter does. ...

    I am giving it four stars. I started changing my mind after reading reviews but stuck with original rating. ...

  • Adrian
    Mar 09, 2011

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

  • Pavol Hardos
    Aug 28, 2017

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

    Most festive counting book ever. ...

    I don't care that the hippos go berserk; in fact, we can just skip over that page to get to the best part - MORE NUMBERS! This book is so full of numbers. We go up from 1 to 9 and then ALL the hippos and then back down again, without any of those weird numbers that have two numerals ne...

    This is a fun book with counting and hippos (and math.) The art is fine. I like the rhyming scheme and the change in cadence. It's fun to read aloud. My only problem is: 7 hippos heading west leave 6 hippos in distress. When do the 6 hippos in distress leave? There's a little ...

    This book has SUCH good rhythm. Spoiler (but not really): you count hippos and then count down as they leave. But the counting is slow and methodical while the count down is rapid. It?s honestly a joy to read. ...

    What can I say - like so many, I love Sandra Boynton books! Though I'll admit, this one is actually a little bit sad! Still contains the fantastically fun rhymes that Boynton is known for, while also being educational - this one focused largely on counting. ...

    I love, love, love this book. This could be because I love hippos or merely because I adore the idea that one hippo all alone calls two hippos on the phone...and then precedes to invite 47 more. :) Excellent rhyme and rhythm to the book. ...

    I bought this for my great-nieces's birthday, but had to read through it first... This is a lovely counting story full of Sandra Boynton's wonderful hippos. The illustrations are lovely and very colourful. I hope my great-niece enjoys it - I certainly did! ...

    Happens to us after all parties! ...

    I might love this book more than my daughter does. ...

  • Mely
    Oct 01, 2017

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

    Most festive counting book ever. ...

    I don't care that the hippos go berserk; in fact, we can just skip over that page to get to the best part - MORE NUMBERS! This book is so full of numbers. We go up from 1 to 9 and then ALL the hippos and then back down again, without any of those weird numbers that have two numerals ne...

    This is a fun book with counting and hippos (and math.) The art is fine. I like the rhyming scheme and the change in cadence. It's fun to read aloud. My only problem is: 7 hippos heading west leave 6 hippos in distress. When do the 6 hippos in distress leave? There's a little ...

    This book has SUCH good rhythm. Spoiler (but not really): you count hippos and then count down as they leave. But the counting is slow and methodical while the count down is rapid. It?s honestly a joy to read. ...

    What can I say - like so many, I love Sandra Boynton books! Though I'll admit, this one is actually a little bit sad! Still contains the fantastically fun rhymes that Boynton is known for, while also being educational - this one focused largely on counting. ...

    I love, love, love this book. This could be because I love hippos or merely because I adore the idea that one hippo all alone calls two hippos on the phone...and then precedes to invite 47 more. :) Excellent rhyme and rhythm to the book. ...

    I bought this for my great-nieces's birthday, but had to read through it first... This is a lovely counting story full of Sandra Boynton's wonderful hippos. The illustrations are lovely and very colourful. I hope my great-niece enjoys it - I certainly did! ...

    Happens to us after all parties! ...

    I might love this book more than my daughter does. ...

    I am giving it four stars. I started changing my mind after reading reviews but stuck with original rating. ...

    just average, although my two-year-old did like counting all the hippos ...

  • Kirsty Cabot
    Jan 03, 2017

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

  • Ryan
    Apr 11, 2018

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

  • SaraLaLa
    Jul 30, 2016

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

  • Rachel
    Feb 08, 2018

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

  • Amos Kitani
    Aug 18, 2012

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

  • Jamie Niedecker
    Jan 22, 2018

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

    Most festive counting book ever. ...

    I don't care that the hippos go berserk; in fact, we can just skip over that page to get to the best part - MORE NUMBERS! This book is so full of numbers. We go up from 1 to 9 and then ALL the hippos and then back down again, without any of those weird numbers that have two numerals ne...

    This is a fun book with counting and hippos (and math.) The art is fine. I like the rhyming scheme and the change in cadence. It's fun to read aloud. My only problem is: 7 hippos heading west leave 6 hippos in distress. When do the 6 hippos in distress leave? There's a little ...

    This book has SUCH good rhythm. Spoiler (but not really): you count hippos and then count down as they leave. But the counting is slow and methodical while the count down is rapid. It?s honestly a joy to read. ...

  • Cheryl
    Apr 02, 2013

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

  • Jason
    Dec 29, 2016

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

  • Maria Shuffit
    Mar 20, 2018

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

    Most festive counting book ever. ...

    I don't care that the hippos go berserk; in fact, we can just skip over that page to get to the best part - MORE NUMBERS! This book is so full of numbers. We go up from 1 to 9 and then ALL the hippos and then back down again, without any of those weird numbers that have two numerals ne...

    This is a fun book with counting and hippos (and math.) The art is fine. I like the rhyming scheme and the change in cadence. It's fun to read aloud. My only problem is: 7 hippos heading west leave 6 hippos in distress. When do the 6 hippos in distress leave? There's a little ...

    This book has SUCH good rhythm. Spoiler (but not really): you count hippos and then count down as they leave. But the counting is slow and methodical while the count down is rapid. It?s honestly a joy to read. ...

    What can I say - like so many, I love Sandra Boynton books! Though I'll admit, this one is actually a little bit sad! Still contains the fantastically fun rhymes that Boynton is known for, while also being educational - this one focused largely on counting. ...

  • Justin R
    Dec 02, 2016

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

  • Hiba Yuki
    Feb 08, 2018

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

    Most festive counting book ever. ...

    I don't care that the hippos go berserk; in fact, we can just skip over that page to get to the best part - MORE NUMBERS! This book is so full of numbers. We go up from 1 to 9 and then ALL the hippos and then back down again, without any of those weird numbers that have two numerals ne...

    This is a fun book with counting and hippos (and math.) The art is fine. I like the rhyming scheme and the change in cadence. It's fun to read aloud. My only problem is: 7 hippos heading west leave 6 hippos in distress. When do the 6 hippos in distress leave? There's a little ...

    This book has SUCH good rhythm. Spoiler (but not really): you count hippos and then count down as they leave. But the counting is slow and methodical while the count down is rapid. It?s honestly a joy to read. ...

    What can I say - like so many, I love Sandra Boynton books! Though I'll admit, this one is actually a little bit sad! Still contains the fantastically fun rhymes that Boynton is known for, while also being educational - this one focused largely on counting. ...

    I love, love, love this book. This could be because I love hippos or merely because I adore the idea that one hippo all alone calls two hippos on the phone...and then precedes to invite 47 more. :) Excellent rhyme and rhythm to the book. ...

    I bought this for my great-nieces's birthday, but had to read through it first... This is a lovely counting story full of Sandra Boynton's wonderful hippos. The illustrations are lovely and very colourful. I hope my great-niece enjoys it - I certainly did! ...

    Happens to us after all parties! ...

  • Avery Hungrycaterpillar
    Mar 26, 2018

    This review is so hard for me to write not just because I'm pre-literate but also because I really wanted to like the book. But I just found some inconsistencies between the text and pictures that were difficult to resolve... and ultimately felt disappointed that not all the hippos go ...

    This book is brilliantly constructed. And it uses the word "berserk." What more can you ask for? I've read it to my kiddo approximately 6387 times, and will probably read it at least that many more, and I will not mind at all. ...

    Moral of the story: do not invite hippos to your party because they will fuck shit up, yo. Definitely my favorite Boynton board book (although Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaur is a close second). A perennial shower gift favorite (pair with the Owen and Mzee board book for a delightful hippo-t...

    This is a counting book. "One hippo all alone calls 2 hippos on the phone..." When 10 of them get together, they go berserk & party! Then they leave in the same numbers they arrived in. Simple, but fun & my kids have all proved it. This was such a favorite that we kept a copy a...

    First read to Ivy 01/01/2017 An unusual, hilarious counting book including many hippos. Love it! ...

    I love Boynton's books, and I was happy to find this one the other day in a used bookstore. I don't think I've ever seen it, and I have no idea how I managed to miss it while collecting them all to read to my son. Adorable counting book featuring 45 hippos and one monster. ...

    Implausible. ...

    One, I have a soft spot for hippos. Two, it's a counting book, so naturally- Three it's educational AND fun (four). See what I did there? Haha, I know, I only find myself funny, lol. Will buy. ...

    I Love this book. It?s a favorite for its simple rhyming pattern, fun pictures, and entertaining story. ...

    Fun little counting book. ...

    Last night I had an interesting experience -- my cat requested this book as a bed time story. Far-fetched, you say? I had been enjoying my day off doing internet things on my tablet whilst watching a Pitbulls and Parolees marathon on Animal Planet, my two cats sleeping by my side. At 1...

    What fun! Sandra Boynton combines her usual rhyme and rhythm with my favorite subjects: math! There is plenty of counting going on (number of hippos coming and going from a party) and in the very end, we get to learn the sum of the hippos. My one gripe is that in the second half of...

    3/9/2011: This was the first counting book you seemed to really enjoy. You would ask for it well before you could talk by getting from the shelves and bringing it to me to read to you. It was also one of the first places you could point to a picture and correctly identify the item in ...

    While I appreciate the counting up and also the counting down of hippos, the premise promised by the title never comes to fruition. In the book's most important two page spread, "all the hippos" supposedly "go berserk." It is quite clear, however, that, at most, four to six of the 44 p...

    Fantastic counting book for the little ones. Not only do we count the hippos as they come to the party--whether to work or play but we also get to count the hippos as they leave the next morning. I love the drawings. What makes this outstanding is the counting upwards then counting bac...

    Lyrical and fun. Good for learning numbers. ...

    How can this not receive a 5 star rating? This is a lot of fun to read. I like to read this story with syncopated rhythm in my best DJ voice, much to my 3 year-old's chagrin and disdain. ...

    One of the best baby books I've read (they're usually completely inane). Plus you and your kid get a little math along with your funny kid "poetry." ...

    Most festive counting book ever. ...

    I don't care that the hippos go berserk; in fact, we can just skip over that page to get to the best part - MORE NUMBERS! This book is so full of numbers. We go up from 1 to 9 and then ALL the hippos and then back down again, without any of those weird numbers that have two numerals ne...