“The Unhappy Hippopotamus” was one of my favorite books when I was little. I could not wait to share it with my children. They love it as well. One of the many things I like about this book is that it encourages children to get in touch with their feelings. It teaches the simple life lesson that different things make different people happy. In this tale Harriet the Hippopotamus is having trouble finding what makes her happy. Some of the things we might like just don’t seem to do the trick. Read this book to find out what finally made Miss Harriet smile.