Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Easy Reading:

SkinZipped 

SkinZipped  

Title: SkinZipped  

Author: Hazel Edwards

Publisher: Ebook Alchemy

ISBN: 

e-pub ISBN 978-0-9925777-0-4   

Available as P.O.D.

Updated from Roo Books 1984 

SkinZipped

How much does your skin matter?

Edwina is a see-through 10 year old. You can see her insides working.

Too much sun means Edwina’s skin came right off.  Can she put it on again?  

What happens as she visits the medical and media worlds, with a see-through body and no skin colour?

Is it a disability, diversity, racial prejudice, or fun?

Where Did The Idea Come from? 

The author’s family has several redheads. So they’ve always been aware of protecting their skin from the sun.

But one Sports Day, her daughter got burnt and peeled.

Not as much as in ‘SkinZipped’ but … ideas for stories come from What if…? 

Discussion & Curriculum Links 

  • Diversity
  • Skin Colour 
  • Coping successfully with being different
  • Sunscreen.
  • Burns
  • Slip! Slop! Slap! 
  • Medical research

History of this Story:

‘Skin Zip Me’ was published  by Roo Books in 1984 and dedicated to Kim, the author’s red haired daughter who inspired the story.

In 2021, due to fans requesting the long out- of- print book, to share with their families , Hazel Edwards decided to update , retitle as ‘ SkinZipped’ and re-issue as a digital book with Alchemy.   

 What's the Story About?

Imagine being a see-through person.

After too much sun, Edwina’s skin peels off.

Her skin has unzipped. But inside, she is the same.

By mistake , her skin went in the wash.

Unluckily, it shrank in the dryer .  

Friends can see her body working, inside,

Especially when she eats beetroot or tomatoes.

Doctors test Edwina.

And filming the Giant Zips TV commercial is fun. 

Her fee goes to research.

Inside, Edwina is just the same.

In seven years,  she’ll have another skin.

Meanwhile, she likes looking different.

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Comments

'This is the one book I remember reading from my childhood. Easy to read and funny.'

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Events & Appearances 2021

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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2022

January

Jan 11th (Tues) 10am  U3A Nunawading Summer School 'Non- Boring Writing'

February

PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' starts on first Friday of each month, 10am-1pm. North Melb Archives.

Flexibility to go online if Lockdowns occur.

Book directly hazel@hazeledwards.com before first week in January.

Bairnsdale Grammar (Reading Kids for Gippsland author prize visit) Tuesday TBC

Feb 14th  Library Lovers' Day

Library Lovers' Day

MAY

May 8th (Sunday) 10am-4pm 'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' Writers Victoria.

JUNE

June 4th  BRISBANE  Kingston Butter Factory Theatre 'Hijabi Girl' private performance.


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