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Kindergarteners Make Hippopotamus Sandwiches

There are lots of ways to make a hippo sandwich, just ask the kindergarteners! Librarian Lori Suffield recently read the poems “Recipe for a Hippopotamus Sandwich” by Shel Silverstein and “Hippo Sandwich” by Kenn Nesbitt. Suffield said the poems are part of a mini unit, partly inspired by Cincinnati’s most famous hippo Fiona, about nonfiction and fiction books. Students read several fiction books and poems about hippos then they read nonfiction books about hippos. Suffield said students will know the terminology when they check out their first books from the library. After reading the poems, students created their own hippo sandwiches!