Anyone know this book?
September 24, 2008 8:37 PM   Subscribe

Trying to find/remember a childrens book from my childhood (I'm 33) in which there were either hippos or elephants having a run-in with an evil sultan. I think the animals got shoved into a tarpit or something - a bit intense....
posted by H. Roark to Writing & Language (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
not a book, to my knowledge, but the plot sounds an awful lot like hugo the hippo, a movie that kind of scarred me for life (i saw it during a daycare field trip to the movies, some time between 1986 and 1989).
posted by wreckingball at 9:02 PM on September 24, 2008

Amazing, thats totally it and here it is with complete visual recollection of the cover:

posted by H. Roark at 9:06 PM on September 24, 2008

Just for reference and the googlers, this also sounds a bit like Babar the Elephant. Came to Europe, returned to bring cvilization to the elpahant kingdom, which he came to rule, and he fought a war with the rhinoceros Lord Rataxes in one of the later books. No tarpits, though.
posted by dhartung at 12:04 AM on September 25, 2008

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