You Won't Shift A Hippo [你别想让河马走开] is a children storybook written by Michael Catchpool and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw in 2007. This is the Chinese translated version.
Hippo was taking a nap on a bridge, blocking the way of the jungle animals. In a bid to get him to shift, the Lion ordered Mr Hippo curtly but to no avail. Next came the monkey who kicked, pushed and shoved but again, nothing happened. In the end, the Little Mouse came around and whispered into the Hippo's ears. Hmmm.. Mr Hippo gladly moved aside. What exactly did the Little Mouse say? Read the book to find out.
Through this simple story, parents can teach their child about basic manners, grace and courtesy. Parents can use this story to teach the kids the importance of saying "Please" and "Thank You". A kid with good manners tells a lot about his/her upbringing.
Available in soft cover, with 26 colourful pages. Simplified chinese. We would recommend this book for reading to children who are 3 years and above. For self read, it is recommended for children who are 7 years old and above.
About the Author
Michael Catchpool did a degree in Drama, TV and Theatre studies and then went on to train as a teacher. After teaching in several schools, and a spell as Headteacher, he is now the Primary Adviser for English and Drama for Hertfordshire LEA. He is married with two children. His first book for Gullane was Howling at the Moon. Rosalind Beardshaw is a hugely popular illustrator. Other Gullane Children's Books include Snog the Frog, A Tale of Two Goats and The Lamb-a-roo. Rosalind lives in York with her partner, new baby and her dog, Basil.