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Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B01CCWQ8EA
- Publisher : Two Lions (1 March 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 41354 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 32 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #401,862 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Normally I’m not the greatest fan of reviews for First books, which appear basically 2 minutes after you can download the title, but this is a picture book and to give this book a one star rating claiming the text is too small, is just not fair and not true.
I read the picture book on my small Fire 7 and had no problem to enlarge the text with a simple double click on it. I admit, my eyesight isn’t too bad, but I need reading glasses and was able to enjoy the book together with my little niece without them.
You can also read the eBook on a computer or laptop with Windows 8 or above installed.
Of course, I agree, if your eyesight is very poor, even the enlarged text might not be sufficient.
Best is probably to use the look inside option, (simply scroll up and click on the book cover) to check out if the layout appeals to you before buying Duck and Hippo, which saves you raising up a Rainstorm.
The story itself I found very cheerful and illustrator Andrew Joyner has simply done a splendid job.
Duck invites her friend Hippo for a walk in early spring and it’s raining cats and dogs.
Hippo is prepared to give it a go, but just if his friend shares her umbrella with him. Duck is happy to do so, but try as they might, it doesn’t work for both of them to stay dry. At least not, if they walk side by side……
It’s lovely to see how the two friends try and work together to deal with the problem, that they are both completely different. The two offer a good and encouraging example for children.
Duck and Hippo also care very much for each other.
Duck suggests, they turn the brolly upside down and go for a fun rollercoaster ride on the river. Hippo is all set for it, but a mighty Hippo usually needs a bigger boat and slowly, they start to sink. Suddenly, Hippo has vanished and now Duck is very concerned and looks out for her friend.
Luckily, Hippo is well and happy and just a bit soaked. (I must admit, at this point, I started to wonder, why a totally soaked Hippo still desperately tries to stay dry under an umbrella.)
As soon as they are back on dry land, there’s a huge gust of wind which sends the umbrella flying with poor duck hanging on just by the tip of a feather.
Hippo tries his best to keep up the chase, but will Duck have a safe landing?
Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm is a hugely enjoyable story about caring and sharing and working together as a team to overcome problems and differences. The artwork is very beautiful and my niece had a lot of fun looking at the pictures.
A story of friendship through adversity.
A good start to a dialogue of friendship and fun/helpfulness.
A book I'll read to my grandchildren.