A lonely toy hippo finds himself stuffed inside a toy crane game where he meets the buff-colored owl, a pig, and a goat who help him overcome his broken spirit, teach him about true friendship, how to embrace opportunities as they come, and not to fear life on the outside of the toy crane game.
However, when he is captured as a prize he's not sure he wants to leave his friends behind, not until he sees something in the face of a little girl that gives him hope for a wonderful life ahead.
The toy hippos’ life is about to change in ways he only dreamed about, but can he find the strength to "let go" of the life he knows and leave behind his only friends?
Can this once rejected, reclaimed, teased and bullied, lonely hippo trust his friends, believe that his biggest adventures in life will begin when he leaves the comforts of his toy crane game home? Can his friends help him understand that to claim your own dreams, sometimes, you have to fall?
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Harley Hippo & the Crane Game, Story Preview Edition with electronic trading cards found only in this edition.
Written by: Lisa Loucks Christenson Illustrated by: Bill Looney
*There are four versions of the original title: Harley Hippo & the Crane Game
Harley Hippo & the Crane Game, First Edition
Written and illustrated by Lisa Loucks Christenson. This Harley Hippo & the Crane Game Tomb includes: Lisa's original sketches and original color pencil illustrations, story notes, editor notes, letters from readers others that read her story, photos, and the original story. This tomb is in Lisa's private library, along with the bound edition of the original story, a story she wrote and illustrated for her daughter's third birthday. Not available to public. Publisher: Lisa Loucks Christenson.
Harley Hippo & the Crane Game | Story Preview Edition, First Edition Ebook, a #1 International Best Seller written by Lisa Loucks Christenson, illustrated by Bill Looney. This is an ebook format only, and includes the trivia, includes electronic photo cards, and an introduction of the story, more. Publisher: White Wolf Creek.
Harley Hippo & the Crane Game | First Edition available for the first time as a full edition. Lisa Loucks Christenson expanded her original story, and includes the beautiful color illustrations by Bill Looney. Publisher: Fly Up Books™ imprint of Loucks Studios, Inc.
Harley Hippo & the Crane Game | Lisa's First Edition
Written and illustrated by Lisa Loucks Christenson
This edition includes Lisa's expanded story and her illustrations.
Publisher: Lisa Loucks Christenson
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