The 27th Annual African Hippopotamus Race by Morris Lurie
This fabulous story was one of my all time books from when I was in Primary School.
It is a story about a shy, kind and caring Hippo named Edward and his determination to enter and win The 27th Annual African Hippopotamus Race held in the magnificent Zamboola River. A river filled with dangers, waterfalls and treacherous water. Edward comes up against a very naughty and sly Sebastian who is his BIG competition and Sebastian causes many problems for Edward leading up to and during the actual race.
This is a story about challenging yourself, doing your personal best and most importantly making positive choices.
I would recommend this book to children aged from 8 years and on. It is a feel good story, easy to read and has many exciting chapters which make it difficult to put the book down.
If you have read this book or when you do choose to read it come and let me know.