Hey Hippopotamus Do Babies Eat Cake Too?

Sometimes there can be mixed or confused feelings about a new baby in the family. With the help of the Hippo, the baby is welcomed and embraced. This book is often given as a gift to the existing child in a family expecting a baby.

ISBN: 9780143501398 p/b
Illustrator: Deborah Niland
Publisher: Puffin Penguin Books Australia
Film Adaptation: Pocket Bonfire: International screening Edinburgh Film Festival 2011

Chinese translations: Children’s Publishing House of Sichuan Province
Format: Paperback
NEWS!  Selected for Dolly Parton ‘Imagination Library’ in 2020
Author reading at Tamworth Library ‘Hazel Edwards Week’

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To celebrate the anniversary of the original Hippopotamus book, Puffin created some fun Hippo Party materials. Visit the Puffin website or download the items here.

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.

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 six titles by Children’s Publishing House of Sichuan Province.

OAM Association Talk:
May 11th “Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author” Will be on You Tube soon.

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Student Resources:
Crafting an assignment on Hazel Edwards? Get tips for school projects, and her uniquely answered questions

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