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 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 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 2022

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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2022

PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' starts on first Friday of each month, 10am-1pm. North Melb Archives.

Flexibility to go online.

JULY

1st  PROV   10 am North Melbourne 

17th  3pm-4.30  Eltham Bookshop Panel.'Inside Story' 

28th-30th   Society of Women Writers' festival. 

28th Juky 11am-12.30 Realistic Approaches to keep Writing in Difficult Times

AUGUST

2nd 11am 'Recollections' Launch, Hawthorn Community House.584 Glenferrie Rd.

5th PROV   10-1pm North Melbourne 

23-24th  10. 30 am BRISBANE  'Hijabi Girl the Musical' Premiere & book signings 

BOOK WEEK   Larrikin Puppets  

SEPTEMBER

2nd  10-1pm PROV Nth Melbourne.

9th 10am  PROV Survivors Zoom.

18th Noon. Witty Women Lunch 

OCTOBER 

 7th PROV Nth Melb.

NOVEMBER 

4th PROV Nth Melbourne 

10th Monash.

DECEMBER

2nd PROV  Mini Book Launch


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