Saturday, April 9, 2016

RI Author Feature: Hippo Hippo's Cranky Day by Eric Sturtevant

Synopsis: "Hippo Hippo is having a VERY cranky day! Her parents are trying so hard to make her happy, but she just keeps getting crankier. What can they possibly do to get her to play with them?
   Sounds like a problem all parents can relate to, huh? 
   Told with simple rhyme and Eric's delightful illustrations, "Hippo Hippo's Cranky Day" is dedicated to parents everywhere whose patience (sometimes) and love (always) help them get through even the worst cranky day their little hippo can have."
My Review: This is another great book from Eric Sturtevant. While it doesn't have the same comedic quality that Ducky Ducky Likes To Moo has, it will still make parents, who have experienced days like this, snicker.  Young children will enjoy the art and will maybe also start to identify with Hippo Hippo and those cranky days that only a meltdown and love will resolve.
My Rating: We really enjoyed this book, the illustrations have so much personality. It has been great for Munchkin to identify his own cranky days and that of others too. We give this one a rating of Four Paws.
I had the pleasure of meeting Eric Sturtevant at the RI Author Expo in December 2015. Be sure to check out his website for more information about his books and up coming events.
The only place you can get Eric Sturtevant's books is through his website or by meeting up with him at an event (or by checking out my post yesterday where I had an interview and giveaway)!


  1. This one sounds cute too. I wish I had a kid to read to.

    1. It is a cute and true to life story with little ones.