By: Jonathan London

Illustrated by: Andrew Joyner

Published: August 15, 2017

Publisher: Two Lions

I am thrilled to introduce you to another adventure with Duck and Hippo. The first book, DUCK AND HIPPO IN THE RAINSTORM was a delightful story of an unlikely friendship and I’ve been anxiously waiting for the new adventure to arrive.

Hippo and Duck are the best of friends even though they may not be the most likely pair. They want to celebrate the end of summer and decide to have a picnic with all of their friends. Everyone arrives at the pond with their favorite goodies and just when they are about to eat, Hippo realizes he forgot to bring food to share. Not willing to partake without contributing, he sets off to find some berries in the woods. Unfortunately, as the title suggests, Hippo gets lost…or does he? It’s another silly adventure with Duck, Hippo, and their friends that your child will get a kick out of reading.

I adore the colors, the expressions, and the large letters to help children identify the words to read on the pages. Elephant’s surprised face or Hippo’s joyful “Hello” is sure to engage the kids and get them excited to read the story along with their parents. I also appreciated how all of Hippo’s friends wanted to wait to eat until he got back and then still put off their eating to go and find Hippo. The party wasn’t going to happen without Hippo and teaches children about enduring friendships as well as manners.

I think these characters could get into lots of silly adventures and keep your children interested for years to come! There are also some fun activity pages to go along with the book. You can download those, HERE.

This Giveaway is now closed. Annette was the lucky winner! Thanks to all who entered! 

Two Lions is generously giving away a set of the Duck and Hippo books–DUCK AND HIPPO IN THE RAINSTORM and DUCK AND HIPPO LOST AND FOUND–to one lucky US resident. Check out the rules below and enter to win by completing the form below.

Jonathan London – source
Jonathan London has written more than one hundred children’s books, including the bestselling Froggy series, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. He is the author of the popular Duck and Hippo series, illustrated by Andrew Joyner. Many of his books explore nature, among them Flamingo Sunset, illustrated by Kristina Rodanas, and Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica, illustrated by Julie Olson. He is also the author of the Aaron’s Wilderness middle-grade series, illustrated by his son Sean London. Jonathan lives in Graton, California. Learn more online at

Andrew Joyner – source
Andrew Joyner is an illustrator, author, and cartoonist based in South Australia. He has illustrated a number of picture books, and he wrote and illustrated a chapter book series about a warthog named Boris. He is the illustrator of the popular Duck and Hippo series, written by Jonathan London. He has also illustrated for newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and Rolling Stone magazine, among others. Learn more online at
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  1. medical conference alerts on August 22, 2017 at 7:39 am

    hey, thanks for the opportunity to win a giveway ! I also love your review of this boo, i might buy it for my kids it sounds interesting. Hope you do more reviews

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