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Storytime with Melody

Happy I'm a Hippo

Playing Wednesday at 7pm and on rotation all week

Children's stories from Valence Library read aloud by local volunteer Melody. This month's story is "Happy I'm a Hippo," an irresistible read-aloud romp! Hippo doesn't want to be a hippo, she'd rather be an eagle or a buffa-luffa-lo. That's until she meets a scary crocodile and discovers that hippos are brave and kind too. Catchy rhymes and funny, lyrical prose make this a joy to listen to.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.