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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            Events & Appearances 2018

            1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

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            July 11th   11am  Mini-launch by Reading Dog of  'Like Me:  Vol1'  Diamond Valley Library.

            July 17th (Tues) 12-1.30  RACV Club  " Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 

            July 20th 6pm Sisters in Crime 'Small Towns, Big Secrets, Murderous Intent' Panel MC with 'Celebrant Sleuth' 

            July 24th  (Tues) 11-12  VUT Footscray, Nicolson Campus Room T 101 'Not Just a Piece of Cake'  

            August 4th 10-1pm Port Phillip Heritage Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

            August 9th   Thurs 10-1pm Mornington Library 'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

            August 18th (Sat) 10-1pm   Prahran Mech Institute Library  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 

            August 27th (Mon)   Berwick Lodge Primary (Author visit & Inservice)

            August 31st  Society of Women Writers 'Alice' Awards'  Library at the Dock.

            September 1st   10-1pm Yarra Glen Workshop Authorpreneurship

            September 3rd  10.50 _12.50  Oakleigh Primary Arts Festival 

            October 8th  10 am Brighton Book Club 'Celebrant Sleuth'

            October 11th  1-2.30 Parkdale Library 'Writing A Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

            October 12th  11-12.30  Wheelers Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

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