Author & Illustrator: Bob Shea Publisher: Balzer + Bray Publication Year: 2010 Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: School Library Journal starred review
Summary: A kid hippo hangs out with his daddy who convinces him to do things by being silly with him.A lesson in reverse psychology for kids and daddies. Shea's trademark colorful illustrations with great pattern and texture.
Classroom Ideas: This is a lesson in inferring where kids recognize that what is being said is not really what's going on. You could also talk to older kids about unreliable narrator.