Hooray! There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Having a Birthday Party

Only three sleeps to go, and then it’s my birthday. There’s a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake, and it’s his birthday, too.

We are going to have our party together.

A jungle party!

Join in the fun as the hippopotamus on the roof celebrates his birthday in this delightful story!

ISBN: 9780670072637 H/b
ISBN: 9780143502968 Paperback Puffin.com.au
Illustrator: Deborah Niland
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Awards: 2011 Notable Book: Children’s Book Council Awards.
Film Adaptation: Pocket Bonfire: World Premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival

Chinese translations: Children’s Publishing House of Sichuan Province
AudioBook: all Hippo stories and music Bolinda Audio/ Audible
Classroom Playscript: based on paperback.
Format: Paperback, Audio and eBook
E-book: on Itunes.


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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. 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 six picture books Children’s Publishing House of Sichuan Province

Imagine a book stopping traffic on the highway. It happened! Due to the real estate agent who donated this board.

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

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