The remarkable true story of love and friendship between a baby hippo that was orphaned after the tsunami and a 130-year-old giant tortoise. "Full of heart and hope."SLJ
Common Core Alignment:
RI.4.10. By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
RI.4.3. Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
ALA Notable Book
NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommendation