Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

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  screened at Edinburgh Film Festival

Reading: On Imparja TV, Hazel reads 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 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 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 Clubhave 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

Premiers' Reading Challenges

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

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Events & Appearances 2020

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Masterclass: Complete Your Book in a Year.

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Remaining 2020

Nov 24th 6pm ZOOM 'Untapped' Historic Literary Project' Uni of Melbourne. Includes 'General Store'.

Nov 29th 3.30  ZOOM Launch:  Five Voices Poetry Book

Dec 2nd 4.30 ZOOM Indian Anthology Launch

Dec 4th  ZOOM  PROV Mini Book Launch  Online 10 am.

Dec 11th Noon. Ex-HSC students. East Malvern 

2021

JANUARY

Jan 12th   U3A Nunawading Summer School 'Complete Your Book in a Year

FEBRUARY

14th-20th Society of Women Writers Vic Literary Festival 'Collaboration'.


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