Picture Books: There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

  

Title:"There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake"

ISBN: 978 0-14-350136-7  P/b

ISBN: 978-0-670-07453-2  H/b Anniversary edition

Author: Hazel Edwards  

Illustrator: Deborah Niland 

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia 

E-book available.

Awards: Leipzig International Exhibition 'Best designed Books of the World' Bronze Medal 1982

Film Adaptation: Pocket Bonfire: selected for 2012 Little Big Shots National Festival.

Chinese translationsChildren's Publishing House of Sichuan Province

AudioBook : all Hippo stories and music  Bolinda Audio

Braille: www.visionaustralia.org

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Our roof leaks. Drip! Drip! Drip! My daddy says there's a hole in our roof. I know why there's a hole.
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake.

This is the story about a very big imaginary friend who can do anything! A colourful and reassuring picture book ideal for preschoolers.

The Hippopotamus on the Roof Eating Cake celebrated its 30th birthday in 2010!

'How I feel About a Film Being Made from my Picture Book 'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake'

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Buy your own copy of There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof 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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There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake has been adapted by Pocket Bonfire Productions as a short film. Starring Angus Sampson and Bridie Carter, the story follows rogue 9-year-old Zoe  and a shower-singing, bike-riding, cake-eating Hippopotamus.

Click here to preview the movie trailer

Pocket Bonfire and Hazel are available to speak at conferences on the book-film process.

Interview with Director Jaime Snyder

 Chosen to tour with Little Big Shots for Kids program  2012

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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

There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake can provide an imaginative and fun theme for the kindergarten, classroom and the school community as a whole. (Click here to look at Our Hippo Classroom Plays). 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

         Kingston Library's Virtual Storytelling to encourage parents to read with families at home.Hazel reads 'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake' 

        Premier's Reading Challenges

        There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake is listed as approved reading on Premier's Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

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        Reviews and Feedback

        Have you read There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake? Why not send Hazel a comment? You can email Hazel, tweet Hazel or post a message on her Facebook Page.You could also write your own book review. Here are some of the comments online. If you have more why not send them through!

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