Flying Stars

What Can a Hippo Be?

What can a hippo be? Fireman? Sailor? Courier? Painter?

Hippo has tried many careers. Although he failed many times, he is always full of confidence. The road to growth seems to become clearer after failing over and over again. Hippo not only knows how to try but also knows how to relax. After countless attempts, he gives himself a vacation and lies down comfortably.
Will he think about his past failures or what he is really good at and likes to do?

Echoing with the pictures, the text is full of philosophy and humor. The open ending is worth reading again and again.

Over 38,000 copies sold in China in only one year.

Mike Thaler is an American author and illustrator of children's books. He has published over 210 books between 1961 and 2017.

Zhuoying Li, graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and St. Joost School of Art & Design in the Netherlands. Her work was selected in the special exhibition of "Chinese Children's Books" at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair, and won the honorary title of "Top 10 Children's Books of the Year" in Shenzhen Reading Month in 2016. Today I am a Soybean was selected as the Recommended works of the 7th Feng Zikai Children's Picture Book Award.

Text:Mike Thaler
Illustration: Zhuoying Li
Published by Magic Elephant Books,
June 2022
40 Pages
All Rights Available
English Translation Available