Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Easy Reading: Hand Me Down Hippo

  

Title:"Hand Me Down Hippo"

ISBN:0-14350119-4 

Author: Hazel Edwards  

Illustrator: Mini Goss

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia 

Out of print

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Just as valued toys and clothes become hand-me-downs', the mini female cousin hippo is a hand me down of the imagination.

It is meant for the generation of readers who read the earlier rooftop-cake-eating hippo picture books. Aimed at newly independent readers who like chapter books, 'Hand Me Down Hippo' explores the challenges of sleeping over, being picked for sports teams and flying. All times when you need a friend with the answers, or even the coaching skills.

The illustrations by Mini Goss have most imaginative perspectives that can provoke thought and discussion. For example: Why might the candle be question-mark shaped?

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Buy your own copy of  Hand Me Down Hippo

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There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake has been adapted for the screen 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.

Click here to preview the movie trailer

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Educational Resources for Teachers

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Hippopotamus book, Puffin have 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

Hand Me Down Hippo 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.

        Premier's Reading Challenges

        Hand Me Down Hippo is listed as approved reading on Premier's Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

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        Reviews and Feedback

        Have you read Hand Me Down Hippo? Why not send Hazel a comment? You can email Hazel, tweet Hazel or post a message on her Facebook Page.You could also write your own book review. Here are some of the comments online. If you have more why not send them through!

        You may wish to read Hazel's other Hippo picture book titles illustrated by Deborah Niland.

        Book Reviews of 'There's a Hippo...'

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