Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Ho! Ho! Ho! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake

  Ho! Ho! Ho! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake    

Title: "Ho! Ho! Ho! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake" 

ISBN: 987 0 14 379067 9

Author: Hazel Edwards

Illustrator: Deborah Niland

Publisher:  Puffin Penguin Random House Australia

Youtube: Auslan signing by deaf student Izzy


REVIEWS:

  • '...great book for a small child's Christmas stocking...' reviewed by Di Bates ,BUZZ Words.pdf 
  • '...a family story which really captures the spirit of Christmas...impulse gamer.pdf
  • '...There's nothing not to love about these classic Australian hippo books...Meg Daley  Children's Books Daily
  • '...Our favourite hippopotamus is back...' wildaboutbooks
  • '...so many childhoods have been shaped by the hippopotamus ...'KidsBookReview by Sarah Wallace.
  • '..love the imagination of the child character who knows that there is a hippo.' Little Big Reads.pdfSandy Fussell's review  Daily Telegraph

BLOG INTERVIEWS:

PODCASTS:

FEATURE ARTICLES: 


Buy your own copy of "Ho! Ho! Ho!...

( Reprinting already: Check  PenguinRandomHouse for details )

Ho! Ho! Ho! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake

 


Classroom Playscript

Orchard Grove Primary has been one of the first to perform the script as Readers' Theatre.

Grade 3 teacher Adam Todd's use of the whiteboard script and podcasts has also helped with literacy.

Readers' Theatre at Orchard Grove Primary

 Downloadable: Class Performance Script for Ho Ho HO_Hippo.pdf Class Performance Script for Ho Ho HO_Hippo.pdf (249.94 KB)with choruses.

 Download Hippo activity pack .

Activities 

Even a Vegemite Sandwich Hippo from far North Qld fan.

Variations on gingerbread hippos from recipe in Hippo Activity pack.

The cutters have become most sought -after.

Vegemite Sandwich: Hippo shaped Hippo Biscuit Cutters George Ivanoff's Hippo Biscuits
Poignant to have grandson, for whom book is dedicated, reading first copy. 
Author George Ivanoff is an excellent hippo biscuit cook. (Autographing at YABBA AWARDS)

Grandson Henry reading 'Ho!Ho!Ho...' Gingerbread Hippo Biscuits YABBA AWARDS Hazel & George Ivanoff signing with hippo biscuits.


^Return to Top

Latest News

Stay connected with Hazel!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram

Events & Appearances 2023

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

View all Events & Appearances

2023

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

Flexibility to go online.

2023

JANUARY

6th Jan class PROV from 2022

29th SWW Vic  5pm Zoom 'Murder on the Disorientated Express'

FEBRUARY

3rd Feb  PROV  Start PROV 2023

(TBC) 23rd/24th   5 pm  Euroa Library  'Juvenalia Exhibition'

MARCH

3rd March PROV

9th Australian Reading Hour 

(TBC) 23rd - 28th   DARWIN

31st PROV ( substitute for April) 

APRIL
MAY

5th PROV 

11th Thurs 5.30 pm OAM Association ; Zoom 'Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author' 

JUNE 

2nd  PROV

JULY

7th PROV

AUGUST

4th PROV

SEPTEMBER

1st PROV

OCTOBER

6th PROV

NOVEMBER

 3rd 

DECEMBER 

1st PROV Mini Launch


TOP