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…

“ALL THE HIPPOS GO BERSERK!”

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

Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!

Have you shopped for board books? Have you been to the children’s section of a bookstore and spent time looking around?

Yes. Yes.

Have you seen Sandra Boynton’s books before?

Yes. Right?

If you answered no (and even if you said yes,) it’s high time you find out about B’s favorite Boynton book.ohmyohmyIn this clever board book full of rhyming opposites, little ones will discover the difference between things like happy & sad, morning & night, and cute & *not so* cute dinosaurs. The illustrations are perfect to help describe the adjective– especially the strong dinosaur that has ripped a tree (and the scared, shaking small dinosaur in the tree) right out of the ground.

And for you– well, you get to experience a questioning look from your tot when you suddenly realize you need to sight read music and sing!

“Dinosaurs singing a dinosaur song!”

Practice makes perfect…

Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!
Sandra Boynton
Workman Publishing