A little girl imagines that there is a hippopotamus on her roof. when she takes a bath, the hippo takes a shower; when she goes to bed, the hippo watches television on the roof. But when the repair men come to fix the roof, the hippo conveniently disappears, returning only to eat his cake. Ages 2+.
The imaginary Hippo can do what he likes on the roof. In fact, he does all the things a little girl wishes she could, but is not allowed. When she takes a bath, the hippo takes a shower; when she goes to bed, the hippo watches television on the roof. And when the repair men come to fix the roof, the hippo conveniently disappears, returning of course to eat a very large piece of cake.
Best known for There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, which was recently translated into Chinese, Hazel writes across media, for adults & children. A literary ambassador, Hazel is involved with the 2012 National Year of Reading and the Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge. She holds 'webinars', mentors and is a director on the Australian Society of Authors' committee. She is the recipient of the 2009 ASA Medal awarded by her writing peers. Based on her Writing a Non Boring Family History, Hazel runs workshops for genealogists. Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop in the Aussie Heroes series is her latest junior history book and available in print & ebook. Her latest picture books include Flight of the Bumblebee with classical music CD, Plato the Platypus Plumber and the new Birthday hippo. E-book literacy mysteries series are available from her website. Pocket Bonfire Production's 'Hippo' film premiered at St Kilda Film festival for the 30th anniversary of the book and is screening internationally at Edinburgh Film Festival, Austin, Texas and Washington film festivals. Hazel Edwards
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