Here is a list of our favorite 7 Hippo and Rhino books for kids. The booklist has books for babies, toddlers to beginner readers. Find them in chronological order of age.

Hippos & Rhinos! Top 7 Books For Kids

hippo and rhino books for kids

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Fiona, It’s Bedtime is a cute bedtime story. Fiona, the hippo is getting ready for bed. She says goodnight to all her animal friends. Then it is time to snuggle up with her mother.

The picture book is beautifully illustrated. The story flows rhythmically. Check out the entire A Fiona the Hippo series.

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Hippo, I Heart You is a peek-through heart cutout board book. The heart cutout keeps getting smaller with each page.

The adorable story narrates the love the Mama hippo has for her baby. She describes how she loves the baby hippo in everything he does.

A super adorable sensory board book. (Ages 1-5 years)

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Remy the Rhino Learns Patience is a great book for kids to manage tantrums. Remy, the Rhino is very impatient. He charges other animals who make fun of him.

One day when Remy’s horn got stuck in a tree, it turned out to be the test of his patience. Read about how Remy waited through changing weather and many other things around. Finally, Remy learned to relax. (Ages 1-5 years)

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Little Bash is a baby black rhino living in the African savanna. Through the story of little Bash, the author teaches many fascinating things about rhinos.

There are a total of 4 chapters in the book. The interaction between the Mama and baby rhino is fun. Check out the Q&A at the end of each chapter. And engaging read with colorful pictures. (Ages 3-7 years)

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Its a Hippos World by Baby Professor is a great introduction to the gentle giants for kids. The pictures are neat. Quite detailed and colorful.

The scientific facts are presented in a bite-sized for kids to learn about the Hippos. The language is easy enough for beginner readers. (Ages 4-7 years)

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Don’t be afraid, Mr. Hippo! It teaches kids that it is ok to be scared. And we can learn to control our emotions.

Mr. Hippo is scared of the ocean. But one fine day, he decided to be brave and got into a boat.

The story is simple and sweet. (Ages 3-8 years)

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Where Did All the Rhinos Go? Little Rhino finds himself alone in the jungle. And wonders where did all his friends go. So, it goes on a journey to search for its friends.

The heart-touching story highlights how poachers are driving the rhinos to extinction. The colorful illustrations are sure to appeal to young kids. (Ages 4-10 years)

Activities For Kids

  1. Check out this letter H for Hippo activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
  2. Make a fun paper hippo craft with your little one.
  3. This cardboard tube hippo craft is easy to do. The end result is worth the effort.
  4. Free download of rhino coloring pages.

Read-aloud of the book That’s Not a Hippopotamus! 

courtesy: Jana’s Bananas Storytime