Hungry, Handsome Hippo (grades 2-3)

Hungry, Handsome Hippo (grades 2-3)
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.39

     challenging words:    Eeek, hyperactive, lowered, overly, well-liked, huge, bowed, helpful, visitor, handful, toward, living, hippo, people, blush, held
     content words:    Hampton Zoo

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Hungry, Handsome Hippo
By Beth A. Beutler

The huge hippo walked up to the fence.

"I love all these people!" he thought. "I love everyone!"

The hippo enjoyed living at the Hampton Zoo. Almost every visitor came to see him. He was one of the most well-liked animals.

"Eeek!" a little girl screamed.

The hippo turned his heavy head. The girl began to run away.

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