There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
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There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake was adapted by Pocket Bonfire Productions as a short film. Starring Angus Sampson and Bridie Carter, the story follows rogue 9-year-old Zoe and a shower-singing, bike-riding, cake-eating Hippopotamus.
Interview with Director Jaime Snyder
Chosen to tour with Little Big Shots for Kids
Copyright Agency ‘Classic Picture Book Turns 40
40th Anniversary 40 Fun Memories of the Cake-Eating Hippo-The Two of Us.pdf Other Resources
Buzz Words review‘ Surely no other picture book in the world has been as popular as this one.’ (Di Bates)
Hazel meets her own character, 40 years after creating Hippo.
Our roof leaks. Drip! Drip! Drip! My daddy says there’s a hole in our roof. I know why there’s a hole.
There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake.
This is the story about a very big imaginary friend who can do anything! A colourful and reassuring picture book ideal for preschoolers.
The Hippopotamus on the Roof Eating Cake celebrated its 40th birthday in 2020!
‘Not Just a Piece of Cake; Being an Author’ Hazel’s memoir, includes Q& A and 100 Hippo History anecdotes.
‘Story Time’ Exhibition (Aug 2019-Feb 2020) : National Library of Australia’ Historic Children’s Book Characters’ Buzz Words article
To celebrate the anniversary of the original Hippopotamus book, Puffin created some fun Hippo Party materials. You can visit the Puffin website or download the items here.
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
Premiers’ Reading Challenges
There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake is listed as approved reading on Premiers’ Reading Challenges throughout Australia:
- NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge: K-2 Challenge Level
- Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge: Years Prep to 2
- South Australians Premier’s Reading Challenge: Reception to Year 2
- ACT Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge: Years Prep to 2