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

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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.


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Events & Appearances 2021

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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2021 

JANUARY

Jan 12th   ZOOM U3A Nunawading Summer School 'Complete Your Book in a Year

FEBRUARY

14th-20th Society of Women Writers Vic  Book here. 'For the Love of Writing' Festival 

Feb 16th ZOOM  'Role of New Media'

Feb 20th  12.15  ZOOM with Suzanne Gervay 'The Two of Us: Collaborating' 

MAY

May 4th 6pm Rivoli Camberwell  Dymocks 21st celebration  Book

May  7th  Photo shoot  Seven Steps Writing .

JULY

July 6th 12-1pm  Tamworth Library Zoom.

AUGUST

Children's Book Week 

Aug 5th Zoom about Hijabi Girl :Torrens Primary ACT

SEPTEMBER

Australia Reads Ambassador 


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