When a strange animal with a massive body examines life and the condition of his peers, it is humorous. "As it was a nice day today, I spent the whole time lying in the water. I thought I could live my life without thinking about anything. "This sweet dreamer, has sometimes philosophical and often wacky ideas. His mind wanders without fear of ridicule. Imagined by the poet Shuntaro Tanikawa, playwright and screenwriter, the Japanese translator of Snoopy, It is a huge character who welcomes all ages. Born in 1931, the author who signed the lyrics of the theme song of the film by Hayao Miyazaki, Howl's Moving Castle (2004), likes to share his hippopotamesques impressions, with the complicity of illustrator Gen Hirose.
Editions Philippe Picquier 2005.