Thursday, May 28, 2009



Hippo enjoys being chauffeured around in our car, but now he thinks he'd like to try going bike riding. Especially if he can paint the bike pink, yellow and green like this one. It's called the Hippypotamus and it was spotted in a race for kinetic sculptures in California.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Coloring Book

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Saturday, May 16, 2009


Hippo had a very exciting birthday party this year! Hundreds of people gathered at the Greek cathedral near his house. They played music, cooked gyros and souvlaki, and a nice man fried up a fresh batch of his favorite snack: loukoumades – Greek donut holes drenched in honey and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Later, Hippo tore into his birthday presents: a hippopotamus sports jersey, a really cool diving sub (we think we saw great uncle Happy playing with one in his pool), and a comfy flatopotamus for sitting on and keeping warm.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Grapes with the Apes

Spring is a good time to be a hippo in the city – there's always something fun to do. Recently, I went to a big wine tasting party with my friends at the zoo. The bouncer didn't even check my I.D. because I am, of course, a V.I.P. (Very Important 'Po).

Most of the people were sticking their noses in their glasses, taking a sip, and then scribbling things on paper. My nose wouldn't quite fit, so I just admired the color and doodled monkeys on my menu.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all hippo moms and other moms!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hippos with scissors

May is a busy month for a creative little hippo like me – so much to celebrate and so many presents to give. My human friend Donna and her hippo Willie taught me something new! I made this chain of ballerinas all by myself – well, maybe with a little help....