Hazel Edwards
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Picture Books: Guess What? There's a Hippopotamus on the Hospital Roof Eating Cake!

  

TITLE:"Guess What? There's a Hippopotamus on the Hospital Roof Eating Cake!"

ISBN:9780143501374  p/b

Author: Hazel Edwards  

Illustrator: Deborah Niland 

Publisher: Puffin Penguin Books Australia

Chinese Translations: Children's Publishing of Sichuan Province

Film Adaptation: Pocket Bonfire:  World Premiere: 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival international screening. 

AudioBook : all Hippo stories and music  Bolinda Audio

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I didn't want to go to hospital. My big sister said, 'My hippo knows all about hospitals. He can go with you.'

The hippopotamus helps and reassures during hospital visits, demystifying procedures and comforting overnight.

Ronald McDonald House readingHazel reading to patients at Ronald McDonald House, Parkville. Cake Angels donated the hippo cake.

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Buy your own copy of Guess What? There's a Hippopotamus on the Hospital Roof 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 30th anniversary of the original Hippopotamus book, Puffin created some fun Hippo Party materials. You can visit the Puffin website or download the items here.

            

      The Little Big Book Club have 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. (Click here to look at Our Hippo Classroom Plays). 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

      Premier's Reading Challenges

      Guess What? There's a Hippopotamus on the Hospital Roof Eating Cake! is listed as approved reading on Premiers' Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

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      Reviews and Feedback

      Have you read Guess What? There's a Hippopotamus on the Hospital Roof Eating Cake! Why not send Hazel a comment? You can email Hazel, tweet Hazel or post a message on her Facebook Page.

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      Events & Appearances 2018

      1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Masterclass: Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

      2019 ( booking & info here)  

      November 21st  12. OAM Lunch, William Angliss, 550 Little Lonsdale St.

      November 25th  1.30  autographing Hippos : Benns Bookshop, Bentleigh.

      November 28th   2.10  Orchard Grove Primary  Performance 'Ho! Ho! Ho! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake'

      November 30th  2-3pm  Libraries Change Lives; Whitehorse-Manningham

      December 4th  Dymocks Camberwell  'Ho Ho Ho Hippo' Christmas signing

      December 7th  PROV launch of 'Finish Your Book in a Year'

      December 11th 5.30-7pm  ASA Xmas   RMIT 124 Latrobe Street

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