Cover image for Duck and Hippo. by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Andrew Joyner.
Title:
Duck and Hippo. by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Andrew Joyner.
Title Variants:
Secret valentine
ISBN:
9781503900356
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Two Lions, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Abstract:
A Valentine's Day surprise awaits Duck, Hippo, and their friends at the park.
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Summary

Summary

Join Duck, Hippo, and their friends as they uncover their secret valentines!

It's Valentine's Day, and something curious is going on. As the birds tweet their love songs, Hippo and his friends Elephant, Pig, and Turtle each receive mysterious, unsigned Valentine's Day cards. Hippo wonders if his is from Duck; Elephant and Turtle think theirs are from Pig; and Pig dreams that hers is from Turtle. The cards tell the friends to come to the park at four o'clock to meet their valentines--so they'll find out soon enough! As the clock ticks away, the friends wonder--and dream--about their valentines and make special preparations. But when they arrive...SURPRISE!

This Valentine's Day might not go exactly the way they expected, but one thing is certain: being friends with Duck and Hippo is always a special treat!


Author Notes

Jonathan London was born a "navy-brat" in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Naval stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He received a Masters Degree in Social Sciences but never formally studied literature or creative writing. He began to consider himself a writer about the time he graduated from college. After college he became a dancer in a modern dance company and worked at numerous low-paying jobs as a laborer or counselor. He wrote poems and short stories for adults, earning next to nothing despite being published in many literary magazines. For some 20 years before he penned his first children's book, London was writing poetry and short stories for adults. In the early 1970s, he was reading his poems in San Francisco jazz clubs, and those experiences found their way into his witty children's book Hip Cat, which has been featured on the PBS children's television show Reading Rainbow.

After writing down the tale The Owl Who Became the Moon in 1989, London began to wonder if other people might want to read it. He picked up his kids' copy of Winnie-the-Pooh and saw that the book was published by Dutton, so he casually decided to send his story to them. Surprisingly enough, they wanted to publish him. Working with different illustrators, and occasionally with co-authors, London has produced literally dozens of books. Most have appeared under his name, but some have come out under a pseudonym, which still remains a secret.He has published over forty books and has earned recognitions from organizations like the National Science Teachers Association.

(Bowker Author Biography)