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The world-famous hippo returns for a seaside holiday with his human family. And what does our imaginary hippo pack in his overnight bag? Cake, of course!
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.
About the Illustrator
Deborah Niland is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed illustrators. She has illustrated many books for children but is probably best known for her work in Hazel Edwards' There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake. This classic picture book has never been out of print since its original publication in 1980 and has won many awards including the prestigious Leipzig Bronze Medal for international picture-book design. When I was a Baby was a Notable Book in the 2007 CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood. Annie's Chair, which Deborah wrote and illustrated, won the 2006 CBCA Book of the Year Award: Early Childhood. Chatterbox, by Margaret Wild and illustrated by Deborah Niland, won the Honour Book in the 2006 CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood and was shortlisted for the Yabba/Koala Children's Choice Awards: Picture Storybooks. Let's Play and Annie to the Rescue are her latest books for young children. Deborah lives in Sydney where her three children and posse of dogs keep.
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 9th January 2006
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.3 x 0.2
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1