* Every Tuesday we introduce you to a favorite book from our secret book room…
Today’s great book: Chocolate Chippo Hippo written by Vincent Andriani (1994, Scholastic)
Time to Read: about 45 seconds, laughter goes on for at least another 10!
Best Quote from the Book: “Crunch Crunch”
Our View: Chocolate Chippo Hippo captures the true essence of a children’s book. This short, but very sweet, story tells of Ed the Hippo. He loves, loves, loves to eat chocolate chip cookies. He loves them so much that he has a pair of chocolate chip cookie sunglasses, a chocolate chip cookies suit, and even works in a factory where he gets to bake them every day! He then goes home where he eats more cookies and goes to sleep, only to dream about them more. So what makes this story so intriguing to me and my little sister, you ask? The only true explanation I can think of is simply because it is so silly that it is just laugh-out-loud funny! To tell you the truth, we read this book nearly every night. I really couldn’t tell you why, other than I guess it is just one of those books that magically puts a smile on your face from the moment you pick it up. I definitely recommend this book to everyone – for it is one book that will put you in the greatest of moods (and maybe even leave you craving a chocolate chip cookie!).