The Little Hippo by Geraldine Elschner is the come-to-life story of an ancient Egyptian hippo sculpture. The book pairs perfectly with
this drawing and printmaking lesson that features the cutest little blue hippo wading among the papyrus plants along the banks of the Nile river.
ABOUT EGYPTIAN HIPPO SCULPTURES
With the Nile River running through their land, Ancient Egyptians were familiar with hippopotami. Their art included small sculptures of hippopotami. Today, the most famous of these sculptures are the blue ceramic hippopotami that are decorated with nile river plants such as lotus flowers.
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