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  • Published: 30 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761341700
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

Listen, Hippo!



A wise and beautiful picture book that explores with gentle warmth and humour the nature of feelings and the importance of being heard.

'Gabriel Evans is fast becoming one of the most consistently delightful Australian picture book creators of recent years.' Books + Publishing
When Billy is feeling sad, he wishes he had someone to talk to. He thinks what he needs is someone to listen . . . but his best friend, Hippo, believes he knows exactly what Billy needs!
Playing dress-ups will cheer Billy up, and dancing in the cherry blossoms, or maybe a pirate adventure?
No? Then how about a magic carpet race?
What fun!
Ready, set, GO!
Hippo just wants to make Billy happy, but it’s only when he finally listens to what Billy wants that he can help his friend.
'A story that will resonate with many - some because they are Billy, some because they are Hippo, and some because there are lessons to be learned . . . A story for those who have a voice and want to speak, and those who need to learn to listen.' Barbara Braxton, readplus.com.au
'A thoughtful tale on the importance of being heard to help youngsters share their feelings.' Geelong Advertiser

  • Published: 30 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761341700
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Gabriel Evans

Gabriel Evans is a Western Australian children’s book author and illustrator. Working primarily in watercolour and pencil, he creates books from a small studio on a big hill. Gabriel’s books are published internationally in more than twelve countries, have been reviewed in The New York Times, translated into ten languages and read on ABC-TV’s Play School.
Blue Flower by Sonya Hartnett, his first picture book with Penguin Random House, was shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year in 2022. His second picture book with Penguin, A Friend for George, was published in 2023, followed by Listen, Hippo! released in 2024.

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Praise for Listen, Hippo!

A thoughtful tale on the importance of being heard to help youngsters share their feelings.

Geelong Advertiser

A story that will resonate with many - some because they are Billy, some because they are Hippo, and some because there are lessons to be learned . . . A story for those who have a voice and want to speak, and those who need to learn to listen.

Barbara Braxton, readplus.com.au

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