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Zippo the Super Hippo
Zippo the Super Hippo

Zippo the Super Hippo

By Kes Gray, Illustrated by Nikki Dyson


32 Pages, 10.2 x 10.24

Formats: Paperback Picture Book

Paperback Picture Book, $9.99 (US $9.99)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781529035728

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Apr 2021)
Macmillan Children's Books

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Zippo is fed up with being an ordinary hippo. He wants to have a super power—something exciting, something amazing, something BIG! But being good at swimming and splashing in mud aren't considered superpowers. Perhaps he can learn to fly like his best friend Roxi the oxpecker. But who's ever heard of a flying hippopotamus? Especially one with such a big bottom . . . From the author/illustrator pairing of You're Called What?!, Kes Gray and Nikki Dyson, Zippo the Super Hippo is fantastically funny, and this big-bottomed superhero will be flying into children's imaginations everywhere!

Author Biography

Kes Gray is the author of more than 50 books for children of all ages, including the acclaimed Daisy series, illustrated by Nick Sharratt. As well as winning the Red House Children's Book Award for Eat Your Peas, Billy's Bucket, and Daisy and the Trouble With Zoos, Kes was noted by The Independent as one of the top 10 children's authors in the UK only a year after publishing his first book. Nikki Dyson graduated in Illustration in 2006 and has worked as an illustrator ever since. She illustrated You're Called What?! and is very experienced at drawing superheroes, having also illustrated How to Be a Superhero written by Sue Fliess.