A children's poem for all occasions.


The poet Anon is surely the most ubiquitous poet on the planet.  Whoever wrote this beautiful limerick knew how to raise a laugh among children.  Nothing, but nothing, seems quite so funny as bottoms! The rhymes are irresistible too.


The magnificently-tattooed hippo is drawn by Amy Blackwell, who is based in our home town, Nottingham.  There was never any question but that she’d be the one we’d ask to provide the illustrations for this little poem.  She describes herself as “…a painter, printmaker, knitter, maker, writer, reader and I’m very fond of pancakes…I'm inspired by the weird and wonderful, clashing colours, the natural world, history, fashion and folklore. I paint, print and draw and have done (to varying levels of success) since day one.”


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  • The words inside...

    The Hippopotamus


    Consider the poor hippopotamus,

    His life is unduly monotonous.

    He lives half asleep

    At the edge of the deep

    And his face is as big as his bottom is.



  • Some small details about this card

    Small letter stamp in UK. 

    Hand-embossed envelope. 

    Card, envelope and sleeve can be recycled. 

    Card sourced from paper mill in the Lake District, UK.