Monday, August 21, 2017

BLOG TOUR w/ GIVEAWAY: Duck and Hippo, Lost and Found by Jonathan London


Duck and Hippo have a picnic and a new adventure!

Duck and Hippo invite their friends Turtle, Elephant, and Pig to a picnic at their favorite pond. Yippee! It’s time to dance and sing, swim and eat. Everyone brings goodies to share…except Hippo. He didn’t bring ANYTHING. So Hippo sets off into the forest to find some berries. But he is gone a long time, and Duck begins to worry that Hippo is lost. What should his friends do to find him? Join Duck and Hippo on another fun adventure!


Jonathan London has written more than one hundred children’s books, including the bestselling Froggy series, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. He is the author of the popular Duck and Hippo series, illustrated by Andrew Joyner. Many of his books explore nature, among them Flamingo Sunset, illustrated by Kristina Rodanas, and Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica, illustrated by Julie Olson. He is also author of the Aaron’s Wilderness middle-grade series, illustrated by his son Sean London. Jonathan lives in Graton, California. Learn more online at

Andrew Joyner is an illustrator, author, and cartoonist based in South Australia. He has illustrated a number of picture books, and he wrote and illustrated a chapter book series about a warthog named Boris. He is the illustrator of the popular Duck and Hippo series, written by Jonathan London. He has also illustrated for newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and Rolling Stone magazine, among others. Learn more online at


Jonathan London has written another delightful story about friendship.  As Duck and Hippo and their friends, Elephant, Pig, and Turtle prepare to celebrate the end of summer, Hippo leaves to find something to contribute to the picnic.  When Hippo doesn't come back, his friends go looking for him.  As it gets darker, Hippo's friends get scared that they won't be able to find him.  The illustrations are expressive and adorable. There is also a line that is repeated throughout the story that makes for a fun opportunity for children to respond as the story is read.  London and Joyner have created a great follow-up to the original Duck and Hippo in a Rainstorm that shines as a read a loud.

There’s more fun with Duck and Hippo in the free downloadable activity pages:


Two Lions is offering a set of the Duck and Hippo books--DUCK AND HIPPO IN THE RAINSTORM and DUCK AND HIPPO LOST AND FOUND--to one lucky winner (U.S. addresses).

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  1. I enjoy walks with friends. They give me enjoyment, hope and are uplifting.

  2. "What do you enjoy doing with your friends?" We enjoy only the finest conversation, sparkling, witty repartee, always kind, always in good spirits! Yes, we are all so fine and jolly!

  3. I enjoy nature walks, horseback riding, exercising, and eating out with friends.

  4. My friends and I love getting together for coffee, shopping, or dinner.


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