Top positive review
My 4-yr-old loved it.
Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2017
I always get excited when I see that my Kindle First selections include a children's book option because I know it's going to get read right away and most likely often. When I saw that it was by the same author as the Froggy series, I knew it was a winner. My four year old is super active and books are the only thing she will sit still for. So she was happy to take a break from playing this morning for a quick new story and she enjoyed this one.
This is a cute story about friendship, teamwork, compromise, adventure, and trial and error. It has great illustrations and is an easy, fun read. We of course had to give each character an accent...Hippo has a deep slow voice kind of like Eeyore and Duck has a high pitch, annoying, slightly nasal voice. My little one said her very favorite part was when Duck flew away because that would be fun to do. She immediately asked to read it again and what happened next...the telltale signs that a children's book has done its job well. I hope to see more adventures from Hippo and Duck.
I downloaded on the Kindle for iPad app onto my iPad Air and it was well formatted. I do suggest reading with your iPad in the portrait position rather than the landscape position simply because you get a bigger page that fills the entire screen. Also, FYI, the print is nicely sized but you can double tap on the words for bigger letters. I will include a few screen shots for reference.