Hazel Edwards
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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 translations: Children's Publishing House of Sichuan Province

AudioBook : all Hippo stories and music   Bolinda Audio

Braille:  www.visionaustralia.org

  

BOOKINGS!  'Hippo! Hippo! the Big, New Musical Adventure ' is being performed nationally!

Bookings: Venues, Dates ,Bookings List.pdf  Download & hypertext booking link to venue near you.

Hazel& Hippo Character

Hazel meets her own character, 36 years after creating Hippo.

Author's View on Book Adapted to Stage.pdf

Hippo! Hippo! the Musical

The Weekly Review interview with Hazel 

Canberra Critics Circle review  'sat enthralled throughout... catchy bright hummable songs'

Mackay Daily Mercury...'cake-eating hippo makes stage debut...

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Deborah Nilandhas hippo merchandise like a library bag.

Hippo Library Bag Dancing Hippo

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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 celebrates its 36th birthday in 2016!

'Not Just a Piece of Cake; Being an Author' Hazel's memoir, includes Q& A and 100 Hippo History anecdotes.

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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 was 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. 

Interview with DirectorJaime Snyder

 Chosen to tour with Little Big Shots for Kids 

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Educational Resources for Teachers

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

       

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

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

        Premiers' Reading Challenges

        There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake is listed as approved reading on Premiers' 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 Hazelor post a message on her Facebook Page.You could also write your own book review. Here are some of the comments online. 

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