What Can a Hippopotamus Be?

What Can a Hippopotamus Be?

Author: Mike Thaler
Illustrator: Li Zhuoying


Hardcover | 40 pages | age 6+ | The Magic Elephant Books | June 2022


World rights available.

Handling territories:
World exclude China.

中文信息,請將頁面往下拉👇

What can a hippo be? Fireman? Sailor? Courier? Painter? … Hippo has tried many careers. Although he failed many times, he is always full of confidence. The road to growth seems to become clearer after failing over and over again. Hippo not only knows how to try but also knows how to relax. After countless attempts, he gives himself a vacation and lies down comfortably. Will he think about his past failures or what he is really good at and likes to do?


About the Illustrator

Li Zhuoying, picture book writer. Graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and St. Joost School of Art & Design in the Netherlands. Published picture books include How the Princess Digged Booger, I’m a Soybean Today, Someday in the Future. How the Princess Digged Booger was selected in the special exhibition of “Chinese Children’s Books” at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair, and won the honorary title of “Top 10 Children’s Books of the Year” in Shenzhen Reading Month in 2016; I am a Soybean Today was selected as the Recommended works of the 7th Feng Zikai Children’s Picture Book Award.


河馬能做什麼?

作者:麥克·泰勒(Mike Thaler)
繪者:李卓穎

精裝,40頁/册,6歲+
廣西師範大學出版社,2022年6月

可授權:繁體中文

河馬能做什麼?消防員?水手?快遞員?畫家?……河馬嘗試了很多很多職業,也遭到了很多很多次失敗。百折不撓的河馬每一次都信心滿滿,成長的道路彷彿就是在一次次失敗中變得越來越清晰。不過河馬不光懂得嘗試,他還懂得放輕鬆,在無數次嘗試之後,他也給自己放個假,舒舒服服地躺下來,不妨先想一想過往的失敗,想一想自己擅長和喜歡做的事。

  • 充滿童趣和幽默的文字與畫面相互呼應,開放式結尾值得讀者一讀再讀。
  • 只要不急不躁面對困難並堅持下去,終會找到自己的位置。

插畫家簡介

李卓穎,圖畫書作家,動畫專業碩士,畢業於廣州美術學院及荷蘭聖尤斯特藝術學院。圖畫書作品有《公主怎麼挖鼻屎》《今天我是一粒黃豆》《溜達雞》《從前有個筋鬥雲》《兩個小妖精抓住一個老和尚》《將來有一天》等。其中《公主怎麼挖鼻屎》入選2016年法蘭克福書展「中國孩子的書香世界」專題展覽,獲得2016年深圳讀書月「年度十大童書」榮譽稱號;《今天我是一粒黃豆》入選第七屆豐子愷兒童圖畫書獎推薦作品。