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Publisher Description

Written mainly from the hippo's perspective, "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" is an original Christmas story, by best-selling author and illustrator, Riley Weber. On Christmas Eve, after getting some fresh air outside, Henry the hippo, who loves Christmas, see's Santa's sleigh come and land on his roof. Curious Henry decides to take a peek inside Santa's sleigh, when he suddenly hears Santa coming back up the chimney. Not wanting to get caught, Henry the Hippo makes a quick decision to hop inside Santa's bag full of Christmas presents to hide. That is where Henry's real adventure takes off. Away Henry goes, on Santa's sleigh, hidden deep inside his big bag full of presents. 

Half a world away, a kid that's been very good, named Sterling, wishes he could get a real hippopotamus for Christmas. Little does he know, Santa might just have an answer for that Christmas wish, and he doesn't even know it yet. 

Kids will enjoy this original Christmas story, with its Christmas themed, cartoony illustrations, by Riley Weber. This book is not based on the song, "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas," sung by Gayla Peevey. 

Love, care, friendship and togetherness make the Christmas time all the more unique. Reading Christmas stories together can help create an atmosphere that brings the Christmas spirit into our homes and hearts. Christmas also means spreading the affection of our heart into the lives of others & bringing in pleasure & cheers. Christmas is a perfect time to say love & good wishes for those we care about. May this Christmas be so special that you never ever feel lonely again and be surrounded by loved ones throughout, as did this hippo, who made a young boy's Christmas dream come true!

June 9
Riley Steven Weber
Riley Steven Weber
Grades P-6

Customer Reviews

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This book is a good Christmas read. My kids enjoyed the story. I liked how the perspective was from the hippo. Very fun!

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