There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake by Hazel Edwards

There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

Written by Hazel Edwards

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This very imaginative picture book comes back into print nearly 30 years after it was first published. Standing the test of time, it will delight a whole new generation of children. It's a perfect story to share with children, who will understand the thrill of having a hippopotamus on the roof, especially one who does everything the child wants to do!


There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake by Hazel Edwards

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.

About the Author

Hazel Edwards

Best known for ‘There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’, which is approaching its 30th anniversary, Hazel writes across media, including YA novel ‘FakeID’,(Tamil translation in progress) She co-authored ex blog “ Cycling Solo: Ireland to Istanbul” (Brolga) with her cartographer son Trevelyan Quest Edwards, the original 3 year old mind behind the hippo concept.

Her web site has details of her Antarctic expedition publications. Hazel runs Non Boring Writing workshops for genealogists ,and web-chats about her ‘Gang O Kids ‘ orienteering literacy series which encourage students to write their own local sleuths. In 2006 she was a national Literacy Champion and she’s Education portfolio holder on the Australian Society of Authors’ committee. Her 180 books have been translated into many languages.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st April 2006




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