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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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      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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