A Hullabaloo of Hippos: A Lollapalooza of Language from A to Z
A Hullabaloo of Hippos written by Mary Moodey and illustrated by Sam Moodey is not your everyday alphabet picture book.
It is better!
Ms. Moodey doesn't just give the reader the usual "A is for Apple". She introduces wondrous animals in exciting rhyme. The book introduces Liam, a small boy, who loves the way language plays with the tongue and excites the imagination.
It begins with, "Liam loves language and captivating words--from ambling armadillos to zigzagging zephyrs buffeting bobolink birds", and from this point on the reader is dazzled by language that is fun, entertaining, and educational. Seventeenth century English playwright and poet, Joseph Addison, said, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body," and Hullabaloo of Hippos will not only exercise the mind but it will also exercise the tongue.
I cannot recommend this book enough. It is the perfect book for parents to read with their kids, and for kids--even you older kids--to discover the wonder of words. Hullabaloo of Hippos is available MarMoo Works. Get a copy today. You won't be disappointed.
|Author, Mary Moodey|