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)  

June 15th  Extra Prov class  10-1pm 

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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