Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Easy Reading:

SkinZipped 

SkinZipped  

Title: SkinZipped  

Author: Hazel Edwards

Publisher:  Ebook Alchemy with availability on Kobo, Amazon and Booktopia.

ISBN: 

e-pub ISBN 978-0-9925777-0-4   

Available as P.O.D.

SkinZipped

How much does your skin matter?

Edwina is a see-through 10 year old. You can see her insides working.

Too much sun means Edwina’s skin came right off.  Can she put it on again?  

What happens as she visits the medical and media worlds, with a see-through body and no skin colour?

Is it a disability, diversity, racial prejudice, or fun?

Where Did The Idea Come from? 

The author’s family has several redheads. So they’ve always been aware of protecting their skin from the sun.

But one Sports Day, her daughter got burnt and peeled.

Not as much as in ‘SkinZipped’ but … ideas for stories come from What if…? 

Discussion & Curriculum Links 

  • Diversity
  • Skin Colour 
  • Coping successfully with being different
  • Sunscreen.
  • Burns
  • Slip! Slop! Slap! 
  • Medical research

History of this Story:

‘Skin Zip Me’ was published  by Roo Books in 1984 and dedicated to Kim, the author’s red haired daughter who inspired the story.

In 2021, due to fans requesting the long out- of- print book, to share with their families , Hazel Edwards decided to update , retitle as ‘ SkinZipped’ and re-issue as a digital book with Alchemy.   

 What's the Story About?

Imagine being a see-through person.

After too much sun, Edwina’s skin peels off.

Her skin has unzipped. But inside, she is the same.

By mistake , her skin went in the wash.

Unluckily, it shrank in the dryer .  

Friends can see her body working, inside,

Especially when she eats beetroot or tomatoes.

Doctors test Edwina.

And filming the Giant Zips TV commercial is fun. 

Her fee goes to research.

Inside, Edwina is just the same.

In seven years,  she’ll have another skin.

Meanwhile, she likes looking different.

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Comments

'This is the one book I remember reading from my childhood. Easy to read and funny.'

Resources

Diversity In New Formats_.pdf (6.36 MB) When a fan wrote requesting to buy Hazel's original but out-of-print  'Skin Zip Me'(1984)  for her children,

the updated  'SkinZipped' was re-born as an e-book. This explains the process. 

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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

AUGUST

Children's Book Week 

Aug 5th 10 AM  Onine about Hijabi Girl :Torrens Primary ACT

7.30 pm Online mentoring 

August 6th  10 am PROV Online mentoring 

August 27th AGM  Society of Women Writers (Vic) 11am Zoom.

SEPTEMBER

Australia Reads Ambassador 

Sept 14th Australia Reads: Ambassador Hazel reading Hippo

Sept 22nd  Zoom 1pm  Malvern 'Survival Skills for Writers During Lockdown.'

Sept 27 th  8pm Writing Muslim Children's Books  Bookings 

Sept 29th  Zoom 6.30-8.30 'A Night of Crime: Society of Women Writers(Vic)   

NOVEMBER

Nov 10th :  Judge: SWW National Writing Competition. Sydney Zoom.

2022

January

Jan 11th (Tues) 10am  U3A Nunawading Summer School 'Non- Boring Writing'


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