Hippos aren't just huge -- they are amazing! The spend much of their lives in the water but they don't really swim. They do a sort of bouncing walk along the bottom of the lake or river where they live. Amazing! Author Jonathan London and illustrator Matthew Trueman have teamed up to tell us some truly amazing facts about the deadliest animal in Africa in their book Hippos are Huge!
And in honor of Hippo Day -- you might also want to revisit James Marshall's George and Martha -- about two imaginary hippos that are extremely well-dressed and just a tiny bit silly.