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

  

'Hippo! Hippo! the Big, New Musical Adventure ' is performed nationally!

Hazel& Hippo Character

Hazel meets her own character, 38 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 Nilandhas 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 36th birthday in 2016!

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

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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 30th 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

          Kingston Library's Virtual Storytellingto encourage parents to read with families at home.Hazel reads 'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake' 

        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 2018

            1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

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            May 22nd Sackville Grange, Kew  2-3 pm 'Celebrant Sleuth' 

            June 7th  5 pm Early Childhood Educators' conference, Sth Adelaide Football Club, Noarlunga Downes.

            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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