Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Picture Books: Look There's a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake

  

TITLE:"Look There's a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake"

ISBN:9780143501404 p/b

Author: Hazel Edwards  

Illustrator: Deborah Niland 

Publisher: Puffin Penguin Books Australia

Film Adaptation: Pocket Bonfire Productions film  screened at Edinburgh Film Festival

Reading: On Imparja TV, Hazel reads this book to Yamba, for the indigenous themed book program. View here.

AudioBook : all Hippo stories and music   Bolinda Audio

Chinese translations: Children's Publishing House of Sichuan Province

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I've got a new school bag. I put my red drink bottle and my red lunch box in my school bag. My hippopotamus is packing his school bag too.

The first day of school can be be scary, unless you have a friend. The hippo helps face all the important first-day-at-school experiences – meeting the teacher, eating lunch in the playground and making new friends.

Starting school is one of childhood's major milestones. Reading this book in the year before starting school can reassure and build confidence in children before the big day.

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Buy your own copy of Look There's a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake

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 Clubhave 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. Enjoy!

    

You can find more resources and classroom ideas for all of Hazel's Books by clicking through to the Teachers Resources Page.

How books can help when your child starts school Q & A with Hippo author

Premiers' Reading Challenges

Look There's a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake is listed as approved reading on Premiers' Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

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Events & Appearances 2018

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

( booking & info here)  

April 20th (Fri) Hazelnuts

April 27th  Society of Women Writers 

April 30th (Mon 10-1pm) Cranbourne East , 'Writing a Non Boring Family History'

May 9th  10.30-  Brimbank Early Childhood Educators; Sunshine.

May 18th  Ex PRO group.

May 22nd Sackville Grange, Kew  2-3 pm 'Celebrant Sleuth' 

June 7th Adelaide: Early Childhood Educators' conference 

July 20th   Sisters in Crime:  Small Town Crime Panel

August:History Month

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'

September 1st  Yarra Glen Workshop Authorpreneurship

October 11th  Parkdale Library Writing workshop

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