Happy Publication Day to Jools Bentley and The Hippopandamouse!

There’s something very special arriving on bookshop shelves today: is it a hippo? Is it a panda? Is it a mouse? No! It’s The Hippopandamouse!

We are wishing a very happy publication day to Jools Bentley and her debut picture book The Hippopandamouse.

Princess Flo has pocket money to spend, so she’s off to Fluffley’s Fine Toys, the best toy shop in town. There are cuddly teddies, cute kittens and perky penguins – all perfect for a royal princess! But to everyone’s horror, Princess Flo spots a strange looking toy. It’s part hippo, part panda and part mouse… and a total and utter mistake!

Jools won the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in 2013, and this irresistible debut about how beauty is in the eye of the beholder is sure to win her many fans.

HippoPM pic

Published by Macmillan, you can buy your very own copy of The Hippopandamouse here …

… and to find out more about Jools and what she is up to next, visit her author page or follow her on twitter @joolsbentley!