Alice the Hippo follows the endearing character of Alice, a sensible and inquisitive hippo who, when walking along one day, finds herself with many questions to ask. She sets off on a quest to get some answers, but there may be more obstacles to her task than she thinks when she meets new ‘friends’ along the way.
Peacock writes in a charming and engaging style, making young readers feel involved in the narrative in a way that not many other picture books do. Nature lovers will be especially excited by Alice’s adventures. The illustrations only serve to add to this fascinating and captivating children’s story.
Gregory Peacock was born in South Africa but moved to England in 1980 when his family returned to Sunderland after nine years abroad. He excelled in English at school, where he used his imagination to regularly write short stories. After leaving school, Gregory completed apprenticeship to become a qualified electrician, and has since enjoyed a varied career working in numerous fields, including administration and customer services, and even ran his own business before deciding to become a college lecturer.
In 2012, after becoming increasingly in demand for his written talents among friends, he decided to write a story for his children in rhyming verse. Thus began the 'Alice the Hippo' series. Teaming up with Wim Tilkin, Gregory has written three 'Alice the Hippo' books to date: Alice the Hippo, Alice the Hippo Loves to Sing and Alice the Hippo Loves to Dance. He is now working on a series of books incorporating Wim's characters, Toby and Toddle.