Mama: a true story

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This is such a touching story. There aren’t any words just simple illustrations but simple enough for us story tellers to tell the true story of this hippopotamus baby that was swimming in Kenya’s Sabaki river on December 26, 2004 when a tsunami struck and seperated him from his mama. It was sad at times but it has a beautiful ending and a note from the author that explains the true story to date. Toots, my 2 year old girl. Whom both loves nature, animals and stories about mothers and there young was particularly touched by this story. It actually brought tears to her eyes! Because he was searching so hard for his mother. But the story really is a true show of love and survival, ends very nicely and made those tears go away.

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