Like its namesake playground in New York City, Hippo Park aspires to create a space for children to be free to explore, connect with their imaginations, and most of all, to feel joy. Focusing on highly illustrated books for the under twelve set, “The new imprint will publish stories that reflect the unpredictable, often silly, and almost always befuddling world in which children live,” says Editorial Director, Jill Davis. “We’ll publish the occasional big feelings book, too.”