The story of how Hippo came to live in the river instead of on dry land,
Hippo was hot and thought how wonderful it would be to live in the water. So he walked and ran and strolled until he came to the mountain where Ngai lived. Hippo pleaded and eventually Ngai agreed. Hippo could live in the water but only if he did not eat the fish and came onto the land at night. The authors have written "Greedy Zebra" and "Crafty Chameleon" in the same series.
An ethnic folk-tale bursting with colour and vitality. - Nursery World
Mwenye Hadithi was born in Nairobi in a rambling brick and wood house surrounded by ten acres. His early life was full of animals. He attended London University, studying languages and foreign literature. When his first attempts at short stories and radio plays were sold immediately, he decided to be the next great African Writer.
Adrienne Kennaway spent most of her formative life in Kenya, East Africa, where she developed her interest in wildlife. Interest soon turned to art and even as a child Adrienne painted animals. A spell at Ealing Tech in London and L'Academie Bella Arte in Rome polished Adrienne's skills. Adrienne has illustrated over 30 children's books and her illustrations for Crafty Chameleon won the Kate Greenaway Prize. A world-wide traveller, Adrienne now enjoys spending time in the countryside, capturing the local wildlife on canvas. She lives in the Republic of Ireland.