LIZA DONNELLY – A Hippo in Our Yard

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A Hippo in Our Yard

Saturday, March 1912:00 p.m.
Oblong Rhinebeck
Ages 4-7

When Sally informs her mom that there is a hippo in the yard, Sally’s mother is dismissive. “I will give it some lettuce,” Sally says, grabbing a leaf from her mom’s bowl. Hippo is happy, but now the tiger in the tree is hungry, so Sally just feeds the big cat some tuna. Sally’s sister is unmoved by her tale of zebras in the garage, and Nana refuses to set her knitting aside when Sally tells her about bears in the hammock. Meanwhile, the phone rings, and the family is in for a shock.  Zoo animals are on the loose!

Liza Donnelly’s cartoons appear frequently in The New Yorker, and she was one of three finalists for the 2014 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Liza lives in Rhinebeck.