Hazel Edwards
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Picture Books: There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

  

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

ISBN: 978 0-14-350136-7  P/b

ISBN: 978-0-670-07453-2  H/b Anniversary edition

Author: Hazel Edwards  

Illustrator: Deborah Niland 

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia 

E-book available.

Awards: Leipzig International Exhibition 'Best designed Books of the World' Bronze Medal 1982

Film Adaptation:  Pocket Bonfire: selected for 2012 Little Big Shots National Festival.

Chinese translations: Children's Publishing House of Sichuan Province

AudioBook : all Hippo stories and music   Bolinda Audio

Braille:  www.visionaustralia.org

 2020 Exhibition: National Library of Australia 'Story Time'   Buzz Words article   

HIPPO NEWS:  40th Anniversary in 2020.  Plan special events!  Sparkly edition in March.

Buzz Words review 'Surely no other picture book in the world has been as popular as this one.' (Di Bates) 

Early Childhood Educator & Hippo-fan BUZZWORDS Melina Byrne 'A Whole World of Imagination'.pdf

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Wonderful Memories:  Hip Hip Hippo Musical

Hazel& Hippo Character

Hazel meets her own character, 40 years after creating Hippo.

Author's View on Book Adapted to Stage.pdf

Hippo! Hippo! the Musical

The Weekly Review interview with Hazel 

Canberra Critics Circle review  'sat enthralled throughout... catchy bright hummable songs'

Mackay Daily Mercury...'cake-eating hippo makes stage debut...

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Deborah Niland has hippo merchandise like a library bag.

Hippo Library Bag Dancing Hippo

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Our roof leaks. Drip! Drip! Drip! My daddy says there's a hole in our roof. I know why there's a hole.
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake.

This is the story about a very big imaginary friend who can do anything! A colourful and reassuring picture book ideal for preschoolers.

The Hippopotamus on the Roof Eating Cake celebrates its 40th birthday in 2020!

'Not Just a Piece of Cake; Being an Author' Hazel's memoir, includes Q& A and 100 Hippo History anecdotes.

'Story Time' Exhibition (Aug 2019-Feb 2020) : National Library of Australia' Historic Children's Book Characters'  Buzz Words article 

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Buy your own copy of There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof 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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There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake was adapted by Pocket Bonfire Productions as a short film. Starring Angus Sampson and Bridie Carter, the story follows rogue 9-year-old Zoe  and a shower-singing, bike-riding, cake-eating Hippopotamus.

Click here to preview the movie trailer. 

Interview with DirectorJaime Snyder

 Chosen to tour with Little Big Shots for Kids 

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Educational Resources for Teachers

To celebrate the anniversary of the original Hippopotamus book, Puffin created some fun Hippo Party materials. You can visit the Puffin website or download the items here.

       

The Little Big Book Club also prepared a comprehensive Classroom Activity Sheet. Click here to download a copy

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

        Premiers' Reading Challenges

        There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake is listed as approved reading on Premiers' Reading Challenges throughout Australia:

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        Reviews and Feedback

        Have you read There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake? Why not send Hazel a comment? You can email Hazel, tweet Hazelor post a message on her Facebook Page.You could also write your own book review. Here are some of the comments online. 

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            Events & Appearances 2019

            1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Masterclass: Complete Your Book in a Year.

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            2020

            FEBRUARY

            Feb 19th  1. 30-1pm  OAM Wheelers' Hill Library

            MARCH

            March 1st (Sun) 1-4pm  Ivanhoe Library 'Writing Non Boring History for Grandkids' 

            March 3rd  Dymocks First Tues Bookclub. 6.30  ' Hippo's 4oth' Bookings via Penguin here.

            March 4th  International Women's Day. Box Hill Town Hall 6.30

            March 6th PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

            March 27th  Society of Women Writers: 'Authorpreneurship' workshop

            APRIL

            April 3rd  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

            April 18th  SCBWI   The Dock Library

            MAY

            May 1st  PROV  'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

            May 30th TBC  Library Week  Rosanna Library 1-4 pm 'Writing a Non- Boring Family History' 

            JUNE

            June 5th  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

            20/21st  Willy Festival  20/20

            JULY

            July 3rd PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

            AUGUST

            August 7th PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

            Book Week; Larrikin Puppets Musical of 'Hijabi Girl:

            SEPTEMBER

            Sept 4th PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

            OCTOBER

            Oct 2nd  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

            NOVEMBER

            Nov 6th  PROV  'Complete Your Book in a Year'

            DECEMBER

            Dec 4th PROV Mini Book launch


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