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Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm

(Duck and Hippo #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  1,750 Ratings  ·  207 Reviews
Get ready for a rainy-day adventure with Duck and Hippo!

Duck and Hippo may be completely different, but they are best friends. When playful Duck invites careful Hippo to go for a walk in the rain, they have trouble sharing Duck’s umbrella. But Duck and Hippo won’t let that stop them. Soon they are puddle-jumping and sailing down the river! Until…WHOOOSH! A terrible wind se
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2017 by Two Lions
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David Schaafsma
Each year my family reads all the Goodreads-award-nominated picture books, and we have been doing this for years. Everyone rates each book and adds a comment and it may (or may not) affect my overall rating. This is book #14 of 2017.

Tara: (4 stars). This was fun.
Harry (12): (3 stars). Fun, and all their problems were solved, because they worked together!
Hank (11): (3 stars). Conflict, conflict, solved
Lyra (10): (3.5 stars). Fun book. The umbrella got them through a boat ride and a walk. Cute boo
Misty Mount
Aug 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-little-guy
My little guy said this story was a little weird and didn't make sense because the hippo didn't like water. He didn't seem to have a problem with the hippo talking though, haha. He did say he liked the story well enough and we settled on 3 stars.
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-tristan
***Rated by my son***
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
First of all: all the stars for the illustrations. I love them 100%. This world needs more picture books featuring hippos.

The story: I am not in love with the story. It is cute and funny but there's not really a plot—just a series of little problems that mostly work themselves out. However, I could see early readers liking this book and laughing at the little problems.

I received a review copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I silly story about Duck and Hippo and their adventures with a springtime shower! The illustrations are a throw back to the wonderful Bill Peet.
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My granddaughters thought this one was cute. It has a friend message about how to work together between a duck and a hippo. Nice illustrations.
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a nice children’s book about Duck and Hippo, two best friends who go on an adventure in the rain.
So cute!

I just read this with my nephew and we had the best time looking at all of the pictures. This is the first time he's ever sat still to read an ebook, too.
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love childrens books that take you on an adventure from the beginning. This book is about compromise and friendship and the illustrations make the story even more exciting. Perfect for the little ones
Maxwell Rae
Got a bit scary there when duck flew away but luckily it all worked out! Phew! Nice morale of the story about negotiating and finding a solution that is justly beneficial.
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Can't wait to see the rest of the series.
Martha andrade
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Christine Heron
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book has colorful illustrations. It’s probably best shared one on one or for an ages 4/5 story time on spring, rain or friendship.
Engel Dreizehn
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I say...it's cute and to the point message about friendship-compromise. The art style is cute, iconic and reminds me of vintage style cartooning from the 1950's-60's.
Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob)
I know a lot of people really like this one, but, it just wasn't my thing. There wasn't anything particularly wrong with the book, it's a fairly gentle tale with mild conflict probably excellent for around that 4-5 year old. I like a little more edge and a bit more humor. The illustrations and colors chosen are nice and bright. The whole thing is a very pleasant picture book.
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book. It is just the kind of book a grandmother would love to read to a grandchild. It’s a story about a hippo and a duck taking a walk in the rain and how they learn to share an umbrella for a great walk. I would have bought this book for my children when they were young.
Emily Park
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this e-book on a giveaway, and my 5 yo daughter was SO excited. We read every night, and it was her first experience reading on a kindle. She's had me read it a couple of times to her, and she really enjoys it. It's a good story about friendship, with two likable characters.

Although, now my daughter asks me every night if we can read books on my kindle.. (Even though she has a huge bookshelf overflowing with books)
Milan Žila
The pictures really carry this book. They are colourful and fun. If the book focused more on the pictures, maybe it could've been a good wordless picture book :)
Dialogue is very simple and often repetitive. The story has a surprise or two but it seems a bit random and not holding together in a single arc. I wouldn't mind a simple story but you will find better dialogue in I Want My Hat Back which is a different kind of book but funnier to read aloud together.
Overall 4/5 for pictures and 2/5 for
It's Spring! And Duck is excited to go puddle jumping! She invites her best friend, Hippo, but Hippo doesn't have an umbrella. Will Duck share hers? Of course! Off they go. When they come to a creak they decide to flat down the water using Duck's umbrella as a boat of sorts. But when they come to the pond they both begin to sink until Duck doesn't see Hippo anywhere. Where could he be? Finally Hippo comes up from under the water. As they step out of the water Duck is holding onto her umbrella wh ...more
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely story of fun and friendship

Even as an adult I enjoyed reading this adventure of Duck and Hippo. The story takes place on a rainy spring day and the two friends go out and have fun. Parents, I do believe this is one your child will want to hear over and over again, but its well worth it. Well written, engaging and there are a few lessons that can be learned.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Cute children's book about two friends. You can see the repetitiveness in the "but of course" parts and how the hippo is afraid of a lot of things. Fun story but 4/5 as there doesn't seem to be a plot/isn't that interesting. Some kids' book are more entertaining. Good and simple story though which is great for aspiring children's book authors, and, of course any hippos or ducks that want to become friends.
Lauren S
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
The illustrations in this book were nice to look at. I just didn't understand why even when the Hippo was went that he still wanted to use the umbrella, but then in other parts he was running in the rain after Duck. I guess the whole point of the story is that things can be worked out eventually even if you don't get it right the first time, try again.
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Given the animal choices, this story makes no sense. The illustrations are acceptable, which is why I gave 2 stars instead of 1.
Reaghan Alexander
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this story, two very different friends decide to embark on a walk that turns into a little adventure. Duck, the outgoing friend, and Hippo, the hesitant friend, encounter problems on their walk. They must figure out how to share an umbrella in the rain, this is one of the many obstacles they face on their walk. They end up solving their problems by working together and sharing. Their companionship and loyalty to each other is so strong that their friendship never falters.

An important theme r
Baby Bookworm
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hello, friends! Our book today is the very sweet Duck And Hippo In The Rainstorm, written by Jonathan London and illustrated by Andrew Joyner, the tale of two best friends spending an adventure-filled rainy day together.

As a light drizzle begins to fall, Duck heads over to her best pal Hippo’s house to ask if he would like to go for a walk in the rain. Hippo is unsure, but promises to go if the
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Duck and Hippo have a series of books geared for early readers and read aloud time. The story is fun, and opens up a world of imagination. My little ones would read and read and read their favorite stories and then write their own. This book is the perfect springboard, imagining all kinds of Duck and Hippo adventures.

While it entertains the reader, Duck and Hippo also teach about problem solving, like how to fit Hippo under Duck's umbrella. Colorful and fun illustrations, combined with excellent
Shelle Perry
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This sweet story is from the author of the beloved Froggy stories, a mainstay through my son's early reader years. Duck comes to visit her friend Hippo and they are off on walk in a rainstorm sharing, or at least trying to share, Duck's umbrella. Their friendship survives the adventures in wind and rain and with a second book is due out this summer, their friendship is sure to be keeper. The story is fun and kids will enjoy it, but the true gem of this story is the artwork that hearkens back to ...more
Kristine Hansen
I wasn't altogether sure of this book the first time I read it, but then as I went through it again, the magic of Duck and Hippo captivated me. I like this strange friendship. I like how they look out for each other, and how even though you have one friend who maybe isn't as brave in some areas - that for the sake of their friend they will keep trying and exploring and experiencing the world despite those fears.

This is a beautiful story of friendship with a nice dose of laughter. Definitely see
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unsurprisingly, Duck loves the rain. Hippo, on the other hand, is a bit more hesitant. But Duck does offer to share the umbrella... which does not work so well at first. Duck is much shorter than hippo. And using the umbrella for a river raft? Also not a good idea. Lots of surprises await both Duck and Hippo during the storm but their friendship and love for each other help everything to turn out just fine in the end. An excellent choice for an Umbrella storytime.
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Cute Illustrations

Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm is a story of two friends sitting out for adventure in the rain.

I'd have to agree with many of the other reviewer's that the story is missing is plot; however, it's simplistic enough for young readers to understand the concept of problem-solving. The illustrations are my favorite part, as they are fun and imaginative.

I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads first reads in return for my honest review.
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Jonathan London is the author of several celebrated children's books. His commitment to honoring the wonders of the natural world has been lauded by readers and critics alike. He is the author of more than 70 children's books, many of which are about nature. He's also the author of the popular Froggy series. He lives in Graton, California with his wife and two sons.

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