Kay Bojesen’s many figures are popular with children and adults alike, and this one is no exception. The hippo was originally designed in 1955 to look after the designer’s pencil on his desk, and this updated version keeps up the tradition! The hippo is made of beech, painted with blackboard paint, so you can write messages, little notes or use it as a desktop checklist. To make it easier to write on, this hippo is approximately .8" taller and wider than the one currently in the range. The white chalk is provided in the box. A Kay Bojesen classic that will accompany its owner throughout life’s journey.