Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Picture Books: Hey Hippopotamus Do Babies Eat Cake Too?

  

TITLE:"Hey Hippopotamus Do Babies Eat Cake Too?"

ISBN:9780143501398 p/b

Author: Hazel Edwards  

Illustrator: Deborah Niland 

Publisher: Puffin Penguin Books Australia

Film Adaptation: Pocket Bonfire:  International screening Edinburgh Film Festival 2011

Chinese Translation: Children's Publishing House of Sichuan Province

AudioBook : all Hippo stories and music  Bolinda Audio

Inspired 'Hippo Hippo the Musical' (Garry Ginivan Productions)

NEWS!  Selected for Dolly Parton 'Imagination Library' in 2020

Author reading at Tamworth Library 'Hazel Edwards Week'

   Hey Hippopotamus, Do Babies Eat Cake Too?

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Mummy is having a baby . . .  I've got a daddy and a big brother, but we haven't had a baby before. So I told my hippopotamus who lives on the roof and eats cake. He knows everything about babies.'

Sometimes there can be mixed or confused feelings about a new baby in the family. With the help of the Hippo, the baby is welcomed and embraced. This book is often given as a gift to the existing child in a family expecting a baby.

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Author Reading by Hazel Edwards for Tamworth Library 'Hazel Edwards' Week   (Youtube)

Tamworth Library Hazel Edwards' Week

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Dolly Parton 'Imagination Library' Event at Geelong

Hazel sharing 'Hey Hippo, Do Babies Eat Cake' at Dolly Parton 'Imagination Library ' Geelong event.

(Sandy Jones photo credit) Hazel sharing 'Hey Hippopotamus, Do Babies Eat Cake Too?' because it is relevant for families whose structure is changing.

Hippo ,the big imaginary friend, provides reassurance. The Dolly Parton charity includes Hazel's books for families who do not have easy access to quality picture books. 'The 'Imagination Library' started in the USA and is now in Australia run by United Way.

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      Educational Resources for Teachers

      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.

            

      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.  A range of resources are available for download below.

          

      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 titles by Children's Publishing House of Sichuan Province

      Premier's Reading Challenges

      Hey Hippopotamus Do Babies Eat Cake Too? is listed as approved reading on Premiers' Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

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