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There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake : Picture Puffin S. - Hazel Edwards

There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

Picture Puffin S.

By: Hazel Edwards, Deborah Niland (Illustrator)

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Published: January 2005
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
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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.

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.

He can do what he likes.

Drip!

Drip!

Drip!

My hippopotamus doesn't like baths.

He's having a shower.

I know, because I heard him.

There's a hippopotamus on our roof having a shower.

About The Author

Hazel Edwards (born 1945) is an Australian author who has written 200 books, including the classic children's book, There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake, which is approaching its 30th anniversary and a short film is in production with Pocket Bonfire Productions. Since its publication in 1981, the age-less Hippopotamus on the roof has been reprinted annually, evolved into a series of six picture books and inspired a junior chapter book, classroom play scripts, stage production and a short movie. The Hippopotamus books have also been translated into Braille and Auslan signing for the hearing impaired and were presented as an official Australian Government gift to the children of Princess Mary of Denmark.

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Purchased for a friends baby shower because it was a favourite of mine growing up. Went down a treat!

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Well Written

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    Comments about There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake:

    One of my most favourite books ever. I loved this story when i was a child, and now i am able to share it with my son, it is as exciting as it was when i first read it 20 years ago!

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    ISBN: 9780143501367
    ISBN-10: 0143501364
    Series: Picture Puffin S.
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
    For Grades: K - 2
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 32
    Published: January 2005
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 21.3  x 0.2
    Weight (kg): 25.4
    Edition Number: 1