Midwest Book Review
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
HippoDuck Trouble at the Airport
by Sandra Magura , Gaston Hauviller
Reviewed by: John L. Hoh, Jr.
HippoDuck are two stuffed animals sewn together. Hippo is outgoing and loves adventure while Duck is shy. Sewn together they have to deal with each other.
They go on a journey with their child, Charlotte, and her parents. Of course being technically inanimate objects they have to go through the x-ray machine just like suitcases and carry-ons. While on the conveyor, while they are in the machine, the conveyor stops. A suitcase falls on Duck's wing. HippoDuck try to get the suitcase off but cannot. The conveyor also suddenly starts up again.
At the end of the conveyor they realize Duck's wing is caught in the zipper of the suitcase. As they try freeing Duck's wing, the suitcase owner takes the suitcase oblivious to the wing that is caught. HippoDuck get free while the suitcase is being carried and they are suddenly lost.
How can HippoDuck find Charlotte? Where will they find Charlotte? Follow their journey as they travel the airport looking for Charlotte.
What a wonderful book! HippoDuck was a hit in my second grade class
BySusan L. Doris June 29, 2015
What a wonderful book! HippoDuck was a hit in my second grade classroom - as all the children could relate to this story! We were lucky enough to have the author, Sandra Magura come visit our school, and she read her story and introduced "HippoDuck" to all the kindergarten, first and second grade children. We are all hoping that there are a lot more adventures for HippoDuck to take - this would make a great series!
What a fun story! This author visited our school and shared ...
ByMeredith McArdle on June 25, 2015
What a fun story! This author visited our school and shared this book with grades K-5. Not only was each grade able to excitedly attend to the story, but they all had their own version of "getting lost" so they were able to relate to the characters. We are all waiting for HippoDuck's next adventure!
Great story for kids of all ages!
By Vincent on June 25, 2015
Sandra Magura came to my daughter's 2nd grade class to read this book to the kids. The students loved the story and interaction with the author. Great story about friendship and helping each other.
my 2nd grader loved it! I Would recommend this book to my ...
Bytlevineon June 24, 2015
This book is very cute :) my 2nd grader loved it ! I Would recommend this book to my friends and family
and it's wonderful to be found
ByFredon June 16, 2015
All of us get lost, and it's wonderful to be found, especially by the right person. Hippoduck is a charming and brave character who will delight many a reader.
I am an elementary school librarian and Sandra Magura came ...
Bydavid e holmeson June 11, 2015
I am an elementary school librarian and Sandra Magura came to read her book at my school. Ms. Magura read to the students from the first to fourth grades. I watched my students become captivated by Sandra's story telling ability. After the presentation, the responses I received from the students included; "Awesome", "Thumbs up", "Funny", "Hilarious", "I identified with it". Another elementary teach said she "Loved the sequencing" of the story. I think you will get a kick out it.
... is Bethany Deyermond and I think this story is great! Also the author
ByK. Deyermondon June 10, 2015
This is Bethany Deyermond and I think this story is great! Also the autho
ByMelanie Yagelskion April 12, 2015
This is super; so fun for kids!
ByMomOfThreeon March 23, 2015
Our three kids (ages 7,5,3) all enjoyed this story and it's cute pictures. It was so sweet to see all of them in complete suspense- "Where is Charlotte, Mom?! When will they find her?!!" When we closed the book and asked the kids what they thought, our oldest said, "I like how it teaches children about how to use a Lost and Found." :) Perfect book purchase for reading aloud to your kids, or in preparation for a trip to the airport!
ByLaura Clancyon March 13, 2015
This is a amazing story & my kids loved it
Perfect in preparation for a first flight, engagingly narrated and truly unique and creative.
ByKahn Familyon March 1, 2015
A wonderful book following the adventures of a very "attached" pair of stuffed animals at the airport. Perfect in preparation for a first flight, engagingly narrated and truly unique and creative. It's sure to captivate your young travelers too. We can't wait for the next one!
BySusan Shermanon February 21, 2015
Loved this Children's book. It is absolutely adorable. Can't wait for the next one
ByKasey Cosgroveon February 20, 2015
This was written by one of my very best friends. I am ordering it as we speak and can't wait to read it to my daughter. I am soo soo proud of Sandy for making this dream come true. Truly amazing!!!
Byanonymouson February 20, 2015
HippoDuck is a wonderful little story that demonstrates the need for friendship and security, and how two little characters, very much unlike each other, bravely experience the unexpected with positive results. The illustrations are as fun and cheerful as the text, a joy to read and easy for children to relate to. Cheers to Sandra for more of these children's books. Linda
Nice adventure for young kids
ByL Won February 16, 2015
Lovely book focusing on the affection the stuffed animals have for their human friend. The author does a nice job of providing the point of view of HippoDuck as the pair experiences the new environment of the airport. The suspense in the story is just the right amount to keep young readers interested. The warm and inviting illustrations convey the action nicely. The book itself is a nice size making the words and pictures easily accesible for group, one on one, or solo reading sessions.
This is a wonderful book!
ByLisa Lakomiakon February 15, 2015
This is a wonderful book!! I bought one for when my nieces and nephews come over, liked it so well I decided to order 2 more for Easter gifts. Great story line which keeps the child interested! Cute illustration that children of many ages can enjoy! Good luck to Sandy Magura in hopes she continues on with more books to come!
What a fun new book!
ByWendy Lawsonon February 12, 2015
What a fantastic story! I love the characters and the fact that they are stitched together speaks volumes for friendship, sharing, helping each other in hard times. The story line faces an issue for all children - lost but found! - in a beautifully, delicate way, bringing resolution and peace. Hooray for Sandra Magura on her first book. I hope there will be many more!