“That’s NOT a Hippopotamus!” will be featured book at February’s Reading with Friends

January 29, 2020 by

February’s book for Reading with Friends at Neighbor to Neighbor will be “That’s NOT a Hippopotamus!” by picture-book writer Juliette MacIver and illustrator Sarah Davis.

Hijinks and hilarity ensue when a “safari” school class field trip turns into a hippo hunt as a rambunctious class and their beleaguered teacher search high and low for the elusive mammal. Clever, rhythmic lines roll off the tongue, and detailed drawings give each child a distinct personality while adding to the merriment, as first a giraffe then a parade of other land and water animals are roped, wrangled, and dragged by eager boys and girls to be presented as the misplaced hippo, lurking ever so subtly in the shadows.

The book will be read by special guest Alisha Sipe.

Story time will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

The story times for children 3 to 5 years old are usually on the second Fridays of the month and all begin at 10 a.m. at Neighbor to Neighbor, 103 E. Sixth St. Each session includes playtime and a snack for the children, plus each child will receive a free copy of that day’s book to take home.

There is a limit of 30 children per session so parents must register in advance. Call Neighbor to Neighbor at 785/262-4215 or email neighbortoneighbor@csjkansas.org.
The monthly program has been a part of Neighbor to Neighbor’s regular offerings since September 2012.

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