Can you teach short vowels, CVC words, spelling strategies and rhyming words all disguised in a cute song? This class book based on the song, "But I Can't Spell Hippopotamus", does it all! This ready-to-use, full color class book allows students to be authors and illustrators. Students love books that they create independently and can read (and sing) over and over again. This class book can be used in a literacy center, as a quick 5 minute purposeful music activity, as a whole group lesson, as a display item at parent conferences and as a good addition to your classroom library. I have even used the book and song in my end-of-year Kindergarten program. Sheet music is included in the product, and can also be listened to on youtube. Check out my TPT store for more class book ideas!