Hazel Edwards



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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 Ginnivan Productions)

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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.

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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Buy your own copy of Hey Hippopotamus Do Babies Eat Cake Too?

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 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

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

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      April 27th  Society of Women Writers 

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