Hippos Go Berserk!

When was the last time you saw or heard the wonderful word berserk?

It’s been a while in this house, so of course we had to grab this quick read about 45 wild party animals (er, party hippos, and how could I forget– one beast.)hippos

It all begins with one lonely hippo sitting by his phone– he decides to call two of his pals to come over… and then word spreads like wildfire! A group of three shows up, then four, then “five hippos come overdressed” (in tuxedos and evening gowns, and the hippo who answers the door isn’t wearing, well, anything.)

Six hippos, seven hippos, eight sneaky hippos, and finally– nine hard working hippos all arrive to the party, and then…


You and your cutie will count up to nine and then back down to one, all while feeling like a couple of rhyming “plus one” guests at the hippo’s house.

Hippos Go Berserk!
Sandra Boynton
Little Simon

Ten Tiny Toes

About a month ago, B surprised us.

Dad: “B, it’s bedtime. Should we brush your teeth?
B: *inserted finger in her mouth and began to pretend brush*
Mom & Dad: *exchanged stunned glances*
Mom: “What?! Smartie pants!”

Every night we have the same routine, so she knows exactly what to expect. It is amazing how quickly they learn what things are called and how things are done with a little repetition.


Ten Tiny Toes is all about repetition, and is a rhyming read-aloud about the basic body parts. Your little one can plainly see what things are (ears, hands, etc.) with adorable illustrations of a lively little boy and his bear. You & your sweetie get to do things like wave your arms, touch your ears, touch your nose and pretend sneeze– insta-entertainment for your little one.

Author/Illustrator Caroline Jayne Church has several enjoyable books for your little one, including Sweet Child of Mine, Let’s Get Dressed!, and Good Night, I Love You.

Ten Tiny Toes
Caroline Jayne Church
Cartwheel Books/Scholastic