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Is he a hippo that looks like a mouse?

Or is he a mouse too big for this house?
Just who or what is Squeakopotamus?
And how will the kids, Mum and Dad keep him fed?

No one yet has ever had a pet like the astonishing, demolishing Squeakopotamus.
A memorable tale for younger readers from the bestselling authors of I Need a New Bum!



Author Cathryn Monro combines personal experience, honesty and humour to acknowledge the moments when motherhood stretches us to the edges of our tolerance, patience, anger and exhaustion and asks: “Will motherhood ruin my life?” “What happened to my body and my career?” “How do I achieve anything?” “Am I doing it right?” “Whose anger is this?” “Is an ordinary life good enough?”


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  • Title: Squeakopotamus
  • Author: Dawn McMillan
  • Illustrator: Ross Kinnaird
  • ISBN: 9780947506117
  • Picture Story Books
  • Published by: Oratia Book
  • Purchase from  Mighty Ape HERE


Cathryn Monro is an artist, writer, educator, and mother of two. She graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland with a BFA and later an MFA before continuing a thirty-year career as a professional artist. Her interest in creativity and learning led her to teach in tertiary education for over twenty years. With further training as an actor, psychodramatist, and group worker, Cathryn has applied the power of group learning and the formation of group culture to her work in education and government. Over the last ten years, informed by her experiences in creative practice as an artist and actor, Cathryn has developed a group learning practice aptly named “Practice Process.” Using interactive methods to facilitate the development of healthy group culture and collaborative learning practices, she enables group members to connect to their learning and to each other, building stronger, more meaningful working relationships. A common thread through Cathryn’s work is a passion for inquiry, engaged education, and a valuing of processes that meet and develop our human capacity for connection. These find expression in her book Spilt Milk Yoga, a book that connects mothers to their joy, purpose, and development amidst the daily challenges of motherhood.





Our lucky reviewer is Shaz

One comment

  1. Wow wow yessssss yessssss pleaseeee soooo love to review this book my two Princess’s love books and anything that’s fun n different view say yesss Mummy can we get it 😊😊
    Cheers Vanessa

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