Hazel Edwards



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Picture Books: Guess What? There's a Hippopotamus on the Hospital Roof Eating Cake!

Chinese Hippo editions

  

TITLE:"Guess What? There's a Hippopotamus on the Hospital Roof Eating Cake!"

ISBN:9780143501374  p/b

Author: Hazel Edwards  

Illustrator: Deborah Niland 

Publisher: Puffin Penguin Books Australia

Film Adaptation: Pocket Bonfire:  World Premiere: 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival international screening. 

AudioBook : all Hippo stories and music  Bolinda Audio

Chinese Translations: Children's Publishing of Sichuan Province (educators using translated copies)

Classroom Playscripts &  Hippo activities: Bushfire Press 

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Tamworth Library 'Hazel Edwards' Week 2020

author- recorded a reading of 'Guess What? There's a Hippopotamus on the Hospital Roof Eating Cake'
Tamworth Library 'Hazel Edwards' Week
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And the parent of a young special- needs child, recorded 'Guess What? There's a Hippopotamus on the Hospital Roof Eating Cake' to reassure during numerous hospital visits. 

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I didn't want to go to hospital. My big sister said, 'My hippo knows all about hospitals. He can go with you.'

The hippopotamus helps and reassures during hospital visits, demystifying procedures and comforting overnight.

Ronald McDonald House reading

Hazel reading to patients at Ronald McDonald House, Parkville. Cake Angels donated the hippo cake.

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Buy your own copy of Guess What? There's a Hippopotamus on the Hospital 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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      Educational Resources for Teachers

      To celebrate the anniversary of the original Hippopotamus book, Puffin created some fun Hippo Party materials. You can 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. (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.

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

      Chinese Translator of Hippo

      Premier's Reading Challenges

      Guess What? There's a Hippopotamus on the Hospital Roof Eating Cake! is listed as approved reading on Premiers' Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

      40th Hippo (red)

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      Reviews and Feedback

      Have you read 'Guess What? There's a Hippopotamus on the Hospital Roof Eating Cake'?

      Here are some of the comments received:

      'My Mum read this to me before I went to hospital. Things weren't so scary then.'

      'We keep a copy in the class library for when students might be going to hospital, so others will understand.'

      'Most frequently 'nicked' book from our clinic waiting room.'

      'As a nurse and parent, I've found this book helps in the waiting times at medical appointments.'

      'The hippo friend  is very comforting. He knows everything.'

      'It's a funny book. I like when he slides on his bottom.'

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