Picture Books: Look There's a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake

  

TITLE:"Look There's a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake"

ISBN:9780143501404 p/b

Author: Hazel Edwards  

Illustrator: Deborah Niland 

Publisher: Puffin Penguin Books Australia

Film Adaptation: Pocket Bonfire Productions film premiered at St Kilda Film Festival & screened at Edinburgh Film Festival

Reading: On Imparja TV, Hazel reads this book to Yamba, for the indigenous themed book program. View here.

AudioBook : all Hippo stories and music  Bolinda Audio

Chinese translations: Children's Publishing House of Sichuan Province

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I've got a new school bag. I put my red drink bottle and my red lunch box in my school bag. My hippopotamus is packing his school bag too.

The first day of school can be be scary, unless you have a friend. The hippo helps face all the important first-day-at-school experiences – meeting the teacher, eating lunch in the playground and making new friends.

Starting school is one of childhood's major milestones. Reading this book in the year before starting school can help reassure and build confidence in children before the big day.

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Buy your own copy of Look There's a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake

Visit your local bookshop or these online retailers have copies available now - just click through on the direct link and you can purchase online:

   

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Educational Resources for Teachers

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Hippopotamus book, Puffin have created some fun Hippo Party materials. You can visit the Puffin website or download the items here.

      

The Little Big Book Club have also prepared a comprehensive Classroom Activity Sheet. Click here to download a copy

The Hippopotamus series  can provide an imaginative and fun theme for the kindergarten, classroom and the school community as a whole. A range of resources are available for download below. Enjoy!

    

You can find more resources and classroom ideas for all of Hazel's Books by clicking through to the Teachers Resources Page.

How books can help when your child starts school Q & A with Hippo author

 

Chinese translations of all six picture books  Children's Publishing House of Sichuan Province

 

Premier's Reading Challenges

Look There's a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake is listed as approved reading on Premier's Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

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