The First Hippo on the Moon

Huge. Grey. Round. With a pitted surface. No, that’s not the moon. It’s a hippo in orbit! Two hippos both want to be first to the moon. Sheila is straight from the swamp: backed by good friends, a home-made rocket and lots of pluck. But her rival, Hercules Waldorf-Franklin III, has tons of dosh and a super-snazzy shuttle. Take a guess: who will win this space race? A book with everything: brilliant pictures, a crazy story, rockets, hippos and (best of all) a touching message. Dare to dream big!

  • A feelgood picture book about following dreams
  • Big laughs and adventures in a cool space setting
  • David is the outstanding star of new kids’ fiction
  • Exuberant, zany pictures by top artist Tony Ross

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    David Walliams

    Comedian and writer David Walliams is one of Britain’s bestselling children’s authors

    Awards

    David Walliams has twice won Children’s Book of the Year at the National Book Awards, for Ratburger and The Demon Dentist, along with many regional prizes including the Sheffield, Doncaster, Stockport and Lincolnshire Young People’s Book Awards.

  • Tony Ross

    Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.

    Awards

    Tony Ross has won a number of awards for illustration, including the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for the best illustrations by a foreign artist.

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