Herbert on the Slide
by Rilla Alexander
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Pub Date 25 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 29 Oct 2022
Astra Publishing House, Hippo Park
Herbert loves the slide! Climbing up the ladder, sitting himself down, sending Teddy down first—it's all the best part. Herbert imagines sliding down into a magical underwater world and being chased up a mountain by a bear—preschoolers will love Herbert's adventures playing on the slide, and thrill to this first visit to Hippo Park.
All four Hippo Park Pals mini picture books are set in the playground, where the animals play, imagine, and have lots of feelings—just like preschoolers do.
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This is a simple relatable story about an adorable little hippo named Herbert. He loves to go to the playground with his toys and enjoys copious adventures on the park's slide. He loves climbing up the ladder, positioning himself to launch and using his favourite teddy for a test run. His imagination kicks into gear and he envisions himself and his teddy diving into a deep purple sea. But wait! Now he imagines he is a truck climbing up, up, up a mountain. Oh what wonderful fun he has every single visit!
The "Hippo Park Pals" mini picture books are sure to delight preschoolers. The illustrations are very colourful and kid-friendly and greatly enrich the storyline. I highly recommend this book.
Herbert is an adorable little hippopotamus who enjoys playing on the slide at Hippo Park. Herbert loves everything about the slide from climbing the ladder, getting into seated position, pushing his toys down, and of course the blissful feeling of actually sliding down the slide. There is some nice use of onomatopoeia to describe the sounds and feeling while sliding. As Herbert is enjoying his time on the slide, he slips into the depths of his imagination and has a delightful adventure. When his sister comes to join the fun, he is quick to share and take turns with her. This sounds like just a great day at the park and even I want to go have on the slide right now.
This was a cute book that little ones should enjoying listening to and looking at the magical illustrations.
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