Read Harvey Hippo Invites a New Friend to Lunch by Lisa Sankar-Zhu Online


A great, fun story about an extremely cute hippo....

Title : Harvey Hippo Invites a New Friend to Lunch
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9789768258021
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 33 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Harvey Hippo Invites a New Friend to Lunch Reviews

  • Michele
    2019-03-22 21:33

    cute hippo and friend. i received a free advance reader copy from the publisher on netgalley.

  • Li Or
    2019-04-14 22:44

    * About the art:From my adult perspective I feel like the style of the artwork doesn't feel as professional as other children's books I've read. (Suggestions for improvement: maybe play with thicker line thickness here and there for the outlines on the characters - especially for flat-filled characters that could do with a bit more interest in them, and maybe make Harvey's eyes a little more pronounced - not quite so small. Slightly bigger eyes = more cute :)) But it's still drawn to a very good standard and the drawings are cute so I think a child would enjoy the drawings - and even though they're not perfect, I enjoyed them too. The artwork is done in a cartoony style and the animals are all very emotionally expressive which is great! Lots of detail and vibrant colours too.Side note: I liked the touch of putting a pine-Apple logo on the ipads / tablets hehe :)* About the story & text:The text is non-rhyming, and tells the story of Harvey the Hippo inviting his friend Crissy for lunch at his house, to dine with his mum, dad and baby sister. Only, Harvey's mum and dad are a little shocked to discover that Crissy is a crocodile.. an animal Harvey's hippos are a little frightened of! A cute story. The ending is quite amusing too!* About what it teaches:It teaches acceptance of others, even if they are different from you. Harvey is also a good role-model for little ones when he is shown cleaning his room, helping clean the house and set the table in preparation for his guest. - - -I was provided with an ARC version of this book for honest reviewing purposes.

  • Harker
    2019-04-12 17:31

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is the first Harvey Hippo book I've read, but I don't think it's necessary to read them in any sort of order. I didn't seem to be missing anything.This is a simple story about a hippo (Harvey) who wants to bring over a new friend to his home for lunch. There's something different about this friend when compared to Harvey and it leads to a good lesson that is subtle enough to teach without being overbearing. That's always important, I find, when dealing with a children's book, as if it's overbearing, if the lesson smacks the kid upside the head, then it isn't likely to be a staying one.Learning to make new friends and try new things. as Harvey's new friend does when sampling a new dish at the titular lunch, is an important skill for the target reading audience.The reason I gave this a lower rating is more because of the art style. While it was alright for the most part and quite cute in others, there were several pages where the angles of objects were not in line with the background, making the setting have a wonky feel to it. I'm not sure whether a child would notice this, but I think it might bother the adult reading this to their son or daughter.

  • Vicky
    2019-03-20 21:22

    This second installment of Harvey Hippo is just as cute as the first, and continues the subtle lessons for young children. This time, Harvey’s friend is someone his parents might not have considered asking over. She eats rather differently from them, and has never eaten grass pie before. Nonetheless, she turns out to be a delightful guest, and Harvey’s parents are ready to meet another of his unusual friends some time.Possible Objectionable Material:As with most picture books, there’s very little I can come up with. He and his new friend play on their electronic devices in Harvey’s room. You can see I’m really stretching here.Who Might Like This Book:These are great readalouds for the target age range, who will enjoy the bright illustrations, the comfortable family life, and the happy stories.This review also posted at you, NetGalley for the ARC.

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    2019-04-15 19:27

    This is the second Harvey Hippo book I read to my grandson. He really likes them and loves the illustrations. Harvey Hippo is a cute, young hippo who loves new things, is curious and wants to solve problems and try new things. Harvey has a new friend who he tells his parents about. He asks if he can invite his new friend to lunch and his parents agree. When Crissy arrives, she is not what his parents expected.Children will love Harvey Hippo. He is so cute and adorable. In this book the reader will learn a little about acceptance of others regardless of their differences and giving someone a chance and not relying on expectations or impressions. Both parents and children alike will learn a little something when they read this book as well as Harvey's other stories. A definite book for family libraries.I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Wayne McCoy
    2019-03-31 22:51

    'Harvey Hippo Invites a New Friend to Lunch' by Lisa Sanker-Zhu is a cute picture book with more than a few surprises in it's pages.When Harvey Hippo invites his new friend to lunch, his parents have a few questions about who is coming over. Harvey talks about all the fun things he does with his friend, but when she finally shows up at the door, they are very surprised. Will it all work out ok?The pictures are adorable and the story is very cute. I liked the surprises in the story, and the story it teaches about befriending those who are different than we are.I received a review copy of this ebook from Lisa Sankar-Zhu and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

  • Psusan
    2019-04-09 23:33

    Harvey Hippo Invites a New Friend to Lunch by Lisa Sankar-Zhu is a cute second book concerning Harvey. My grandson and I read the preview copy together. His focus is, of course, on Harvey and his friend. He really liked the idea of the animal children all being friends. I rather enjoyed Harvey’s mother and the rest of his family. His parents could have easily stopped his friend from coming over but took the time to get to know his friend instead. We both loved the ending. The publisher through Net Galley provided a copy.

  • Adrienne
    2019-04-14 22:45

    When Harvey invites a friend over for lunch, his parents are shocked to see that his friend isn't who they expected. But as Harvey and his friend interact, Harvey's parents come to see what a nice guest she is.I liked the message of this book--and the little twist of Harvey's friend not being who his parents expected. The illustrations are really cute--and the little surprise at the end is fun.I read an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Angel
    2019-04-13 17:36

    I found Harvey to be a fun story. He invites his friend over that his parents have never met. He helps to clean the house, making everything look very nice. His parents are surprised and unsure when the guest arrives and they see she is a little different then what they had expected, but they invite her in. Harvey's friend proves to be a fun, enjoyable guest. The pictures are big and beautifully illustrated.Reviewed through NetGalley for an honest, independant review.

  • Ryan
    2019-03-28 23:37

    I like this book for its message of acceptance of others and other cultures. Who knew a Hippo could do that? Harvey did. Harvey wants to have his friend Crissy over for lunch. He is so excited he even cleans his room, and helps Mom with the chores.

  • Donna Maguire
    2019-03-27 18:24

    This was a really cute little story. Easy to read and follow and the images are nice, bright and clean. Harvey the Hippo is fab!

  • Poongothai
    2019-03-19 22:43

    Cute Hippo brings a surprise friend for lunch. Enjoyable.Thanks to netgalley

  • Christine Mancini
    2019-03-20 17:24

    Adorable book! Harvey Hippo and his family embrace diversity and helped children to understand that it's okay to be different.

  • Cindy
    2019-04-16 15:32

    A cute hippopotamus surprises his parents with his new friend.

  • Bethany
    2019-03-24 21:45

    “Harvy Hippo Invites a New Friend to Lunch” is a wonderful story about acceptance and friendship. This book is perfect for small children, and parents will appreciate humorous aspects, as well!