I really enjoyed this book. From the very beginning I felt like a participant, as if I could now understand what it felt like to fly into Africa for the very first time. A quick succession of small adventures introduces us to how different the culture is, and how frightening it can be. Those small adventures, though, don't adequately prepare you for the real adventure, that begins when they encounter the hippos. I read this book out loud to my family and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Steve M. | Reviewing "Even Hippos Can Drown"