Title: Wake up Hippopotamus!
Author: Eriko Kishida
Illustrator: Chiyoko Nakatani
Description: First British edition, 1967. Pictorial boards. Light wear at tail of spine and at corners. Very faint rippling along bottom edge of pages; pages clean. Dust jacket has some minor surface and edgewear and a few short closed tears; not price clipped (13s 6d). DJ in clear archival sleeve. 28 pp. 7.25 x 10.25.
Children's picture book originally published in Japan in 1962; this is the first British edition (1967). A story of Mrs. Hippo and Baby Hippo and a day at the zoo, featuring an encounter with a boy, a terrapin, and delicious cabbages.
Eriko Kishida (1929-2011) was a Japanese poet and author of children's books. The illustrations were done by Nakatani Chiyoko (1930-1981), a graduate of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music who majored in oil painting, and who throughout her career illustrated more than one hundred books.
Publisher: Bodley Head
Keywords: children's, illustrated, picture book, Japanese, hippo, zoo, Nakatani Chiyoko,
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