Herbert loves the slide, and in this first of four irresistable minature full-length picture books, the littlest readers are introduced to new friends and the charming world of the Hippo Park playground.
Herbert loves the slide! Climbing up the ladder, sitting himself down, sending Teddy down first--it's all the best part. Whether Herbert imagines sliding down into a magical underwater world or being chased up a mountain by a bear--preschoolers will love Herbert's adventures playing on the slide, and thrill to this first visit to Hippo Park. All four Hippo Park Pals mini picture books are set in the playground, where the animals play, imagine, and have lots of feelings--just like preschoolers do.
About the Author
Rilla Alexander is a creative force: an illustrator, author, and a designer. She lives in Pasadena, California, but grew up in Australia and lived in Berlin for 10 years. Rilla wrote and illustrated the Motor Mix novelty books as well as The Best Book in the World. She illustrated A Bear Sat on My Porch Today by Jane Yolen; and Swarm of Bees by Lemony Snicket. Rilla has a brand-new puppy named Spot who can be seen in action on Instagram.
"A sweet, imaginative story. Enjoyed the test run with teddy and truck and whoosh, clanks (nephew likes sensory stimulation when he went down on his own) and incorporating simple countdown (math 3, 2,1!)” — Cathy Lin, County of Los Angeles Public Library
“Sounds like just a great day at the park and even I want to go have on the slide right now. ... a cute book that little ones should enjoying listening to and looking at the magical illustrations." —Michelle Donaldson, educator
"The "Hippo Park Pals" mini picture books are sure to delight preschoolers." — Marilyn Panton, Storywraps