ADVENT GIVEAWAYS DAY 16 : The First Hippo on the Moon

It’s DAY 16 of our Advent giveaways and today’s prize is a witty book for young children, “The First Hippo on the Moon” by David Walliams.

Advent giveaway day 16 The First Hippo on the Moon BookSee here for our full list of advent giveaways – why not book mark the page so that you can check back every day! You can still go back and enter if there is anything that you have missed along the way.

ADVENT GIVEAWAY DAY 16 : The First Hippo on the Moon

The First Hippo on the Moon by David Walliams

The First Hippo on the Moon is a funny picture book written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross, a pair who have worked together before to produce number one best selling book “The Slightly Annoying Elephant” and the very well known “Gangsta Granny” and “Demon Dentist”

The First Hippo on the Moon is a tale of two hippos, both with the same dream – to be the first hippo on the moon. One is rich, and the other is poor but dares to “dream big” I will leave you to guess which hippo achieves the dream, but the ending is not too predictable there are a couple of little twists in there.

IMG_2197There are jokes throughout the book, in the main text and in little speech bubbles throughout which will entertain the parent reading the book as well as the child! The is a Hedgehog couple featured who are great in this regard.

I read this book with my 3 year old Mr R and he really enjoyed it, wanting to read it again straight after finishing.

IMG_2206The pictures are bright and colourful and this edition is a large hardback which is a little more special than the standard paper back, and is a great book to return to again and again for bedtime stories. It will suit children of around 3-6 years.

To find out more about David Walliams, visit

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a copy of this fun book for your child is enter via the Rafflecopter below:

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Come back tomorrow for another exciting Advent giveaway here on In The Playroom. .

Good luck!

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54 thoughts on “ADVENT GIVEAWAYS DAY 16 : The First Hippo on the Moon”

  1. As a Hippo I would swim across the Atlantic ….. Drive a Caravan across USA to the Mid West to Michigan ….. Kansas City, MO to see my niece who adores hippos. It would make my day and hers. xo

  2. I’d like to be the equivalent to Superman….Superhippo!! I would be able to fly through the sky and rescue people in their hour of need.

  3. As the song goes “‘Mud, Mud, glorious mud
    Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood!
    So follow me, follow
    Down to the hollow
    And there let us wallow
    In glorious mud'”


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