by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Tony Ross
Andersen Press, 2012. Unpaged. Picture Book
"Hippopotamus had a spotamus . . . on her bottomus!" A pink one, to be exact. Everyone has a theory and a cure. The weasel thinks it's measles. Her sister thinks it's a blister. Hippopotamus moves anxiously from one diagnosis to another, one cure to the next (put on your winter clothes, scrub your skin with soot, etc.) but the spot lives on. Finally a young boy reveals the answer, and the (kind of gross) cure. Some fun, particularly as a read-aloud.