How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships

How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships

4.15 (501 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

How to Clean a Hippopotamus, a book about animal symbiosis, offers readers a close-up, step-by-step view of nature's fascinating partnerships. You can find out why a mongoose comes running when a warthog lies down, how a crab and an iguana help each other out, why ravens follow wolves, and more. You can witness the ingenious lifestyles of some of the world's most unusual animal partners in this book of curious biology, a symbiotic collaboration by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 203 x 292 x 5.08mm | 158.76g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • full colour illustrations
  • 0547994842
  • 9780547994840
  • 464,536

Review quote

"Who better than a husband and wife team to spotlight intriguing partnerships in nature...Closeups, aerial views, and vignettes of animals realistically rendered in Jenkins's trademark collage have a cinematic quality. An author note about the different types of symbiotic relationships, as well as appended pages detailing each animal's size, habitat, and diet, reinforce the book's value as a scientific introduction to the topic." (Publishers Weekly)"
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About Steve Jenkins

Robin Page and Steve Jenkins share a burrow in Boulder, Colorado, where they work and forage together, occasionally picking lint off each other's sweaters. They enjoy a happy host/parasite relationship with their ten-year-old son Jamie. Their two other nestlings have fledged.
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Rating details

501 ratings
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3 18% (91)
2 2% (9)
1 1% (5)
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