Is there a way to cure a hippopotamus of a really bad case of the hiccups? Maybe. Just be very careful. That's what a centipede and an elephant learn when they meet a hippopotamus hiccupping uncontrollably in the woods one day. They try everything: spinning him with licorice, bathing him in vinegar, plopping him into an aquarium—but nothing seems to work! Will they find a remedy? Will it last? Or will the centipede and elephant end up under the hippopotamus's bottomus? Hic! Hic! Hic! What could be worse than a chronic case of the HICCUPS! How about a HIPPO with a chronic case of the hiccups? How about a hippo who falls on his BOTTOM every time he's got'em?! Delightful nonsense and vibrant illustrations combine to form an unforgettable world in this premiere work of author and illustrator Aaron Zenz.