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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas (School And Library) (John Rox)

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Christmas is coming, and one little girl wants nothing more than a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy. But will Santa Claus and her parents make her Christmas wish come true? As shown in his best-selling titlesThe Night Before Christmas and Here Comes Santa Claus, no one can portray the holidays better than Bruce Whatley; and he doesit again withI Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas.

The song "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" was written in 1950 by John Rox and became a nationwide hit in 1953 when ten-year-old Oklahoma native Gayla Peevey sang the song as a way to raise money for the Oklahoma City Zoo's first hippopotamus. In December of that year the city received Matilda the hippo for Christmas.

The artist who illustrated the holiday songs, The Night Before Christmas and Here Comes Santa Claus now provides an illustrated version of the song about a child who wants a hippopotamus for Christmas.
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Holidays + Celebrations / Christmas, Animals / Mammals
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: John Rox
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2005
TCIN: 11469068
UPC: 9780060529420
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-4041
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Maggy 9 months ago
I have been song this to my children and grandchildren since 1962...To them this is grandmas song. Favorite bathtime song. I am now singing it to my great grandson. Love it. Margaret Sams
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