The Hippopotamus Song: A Muddy Love Story
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From Kirkus Reviews , August 1, 1991
Theater-goers may remember this deftly phrased song from the duo's delightful show, At
the Drop of a Hat (1959). The witty story of the hippos' courtship is embellished with
sleights-of- versification like rhyming ``The fair Hippopotama'' with ``she hadn't got a
ma'' (not to mention ``His enamorata adjusted her garter'') and punctuated with an
irresistible refrain (``Mud! Mud! Glorious mud!...'').
From Horn Book
The rollicking, frolicking love story in rhyming verse of two hippopotami is presented in
picture-book format with music for piano and voice. The muddy setting is humorously
captured on double-page spreads in bold colors and in the refrain: ud! 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.
-- Copyright © 1992 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.