When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus

Tom MacRae Ross Collins

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When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus

When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus By Tom MacRae Ross Collins When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus When I woke up I was a hippopotamus Yawning in the morning I raised up my sleepy head Then took one look out of the windowand got straight back into bed A small boy s fantasies about being different

  • Title: When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus
  • Author: Tom MacRae Ross Collins
  • ISBN: 9781849390736
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus By Tom MacRae Ross Collins When I woke up I was a hippopotamus.Yawning in the morning, I raised up my sleepy head,Then took one look out of the windowand got straight back into bed A small boy s fantasies about being different creatures get him into all sorts of mischief
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    One thought on “When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus

    1. Emily on said:

      A story of a boy with a very active imagination who finds himself being a lot of different things throughout the day a monster, a hippo, a robot, etc

    2. Laura on said:

      A cute read with the little ones There were a few chuckles, and the rambunctious, lively protagonist is a bit like them and loves to pretend Great illustrations This wasn t one of the most memorable that we ve brought home from the library lately, but it s still sweet.

    3. Miranda on said:

      It had the potential to be great, but it was annoying when they described typical parenting or instruction from the teacher as telling the kid off, then the kid would tell off the kid or parents That s not something I want my daughter to start doing, so I m not a fan of this book

    4. Mikey Golczynski on said:

      The phrase Tell them off doesn t translate very well across the Atlantic.

    5. Jodie on said:

      Good ryhme Great use of repetition great story introducing hormones and feelings Good at talking about how you change over time.

    6. Shammai Allen on said:

      When I Woke Up I Was A HIPPOPOTAMUSA small boy wakes up feeling like a hippo and can hardly get out of bed like many of us do We follow him as he fantasises of being different types of creatures during the day The story starts off with the boy waking up as a hippopotamus and falling straight back to bed He causes a lot of hassle in the morning, not only does he not want to get up, but he doesn t eat breakfast and mum and dad have to drag him to school The wild and creative imagination of the chi [...]

    7. Trish on said:

      When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus, written by Tom MacRae and illustrated by Ross Collins, is the charming story of a little boy who wakes up one morning feeling like a big hippopotamus who can hardly move and just doesn t want to get out of bed As the day goes on, he always seems to be a bit out of step with how he should be feeling in that moment, and each feeling is represented by a different animal or object.Read the rest of my review at 5 Minutes for Mom.

    8. Chad VanDosen on said:

      This is a descent story I would most likely have this in my classroom The best thing about the story, in my opinion, is the fact that the kid had so much imagination His imagination could inspire my students to be creative and imagine things as well The story line wasn t the greatest, but the use of creativity of the boy and the rhyming was great.

    9. Cassie on said:

      This is a fun book to keep children on their toes of what possibly the little boy could wake up and be It shows that your dreams can be so big and encourages you to dream as big as you can imagine You could do an activity with the children after reading about what they would want to be if they could wake up and be anything.

    10. Library Quine on said:

      At different times of the day, the small boy imagines himself to be a host of different creatures First thing in the morning he is a sleepy hippo, at breakfast he s a robot, later he s a statue, a monkey, a monster, a rocket, but his noisy giant Is the last straw, and turns his parents into dragons Finally, when He is himself he has the best time of all.

    11. Sandy on said:

      A funny, cute story about how everyone can change into something else depending on their moods Yea, when it s time to go to work I can be a unmoving statue but I can never be a rocket when I leave work How is that

    12. Bethany on said:

      I LOVED reading this book to my 4 year old It s perfectly set up to really get into with voices and movement It was the first book I read to him as opposed to one of his parents , and it broke the ice PERFECTLY for the change in routine

    13. Kiana Sims on said:

      This is a great book to read to kids about being creative and thinking outside of the box I used this book on an imaging lesson and covered up the pages to encourage kids to become the illustrators and make their own pictures in their heads.

    14. Kelsey Bates on said:

      Show the imagination of a small boy as he goes through his day and sees himself as many different things hippo, robot, monster, monkey.

    15. Kelsey Bates on said:

      A small boy imagines himself as a variety of things depending on how he is feeling throughout the day.

    16. Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) on said:

      I get the idea of where this book was trying to go but in my opinion not sure it fully got there.

    17. Jessica Vu on said:

      This is a fun book and good for imaging Cover the front of the book and have students describe what they think the pics will look like.

    18. John on said:

      A boy wakes up as a hippopotamus Throughout the day he turns into a robot, a statue, a monkey, and The illustrations were created using watercolor, vinyl color, and pen on watercolor paper.

    19. Martha on said:

      I would really like this book except for the telling off of parents and teachers and children I can t get passed that phrase It is WAY too rude to use in storytime.

    20. Paula on said:

      A little boy with a big imagination pretends to be many different things over the course of his busy day.

    21. Molly on said:

      Having just read a book on child nutrition, I kept thinking this kid needs some healthy foods I was thinking it was hi attitude, not his imagination that was the problem Enjoyed it

    22. Benjamin Elliott on said:

      Fun story of a highly imaginative boy s day Some of my students didn t understand that the animals and monsters were pretend, but I thought it was delightful.

    23. Tanya on said:

      Cute Shows both the nature of an energetic child and ways to interact with that child.

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