The Skinny Hippo was written by David Carruthers after graduating from Dalhousie University in the Spring of 1995. Even though the book was written in the 20th century, it wasn't printed until 2005, as David did more editing and added some special parts to his story that were inspired by his two young children.
Best Selling Canadian Author: David Carruthers
The book's main character Halverson is born skinny and that doesn't sit right with all the other hippopotamuses. They laugh and call him mean names. Throughout the book, Halverson meets his best friend Iwiki the hummingbird and the two of them go on an incredible journey to save the jungle from an unforeseen danger. Halverson learns that one's inner strength makes one a hero and that no one should ever be judged based on appearance