There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake

There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake

There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating CakeHazel Edwards is a Melbourne based author who writes books and scripts for children and adults. Picture book 'There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake' is her best known title which has been continually in print for 30 years and adapted for stage, radio, video and puppetry as well as widely translated.

There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake


The cake-eating hippo is about reassurance from a big, imaginary friend. A story can help especially when you are worried about something new and scary, like starting school or going to hospital.

Hazel Edwards is an Australian author who has written 161 books, including the popular children's book, There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake.

In 2005 her son, Trevelyan Quest Edwards, who inspired the cake-eating hippo book as a child, rode a bicycle from Ireland to Istanbul, and the pair have co-authored a book on his travels, Cycling Solo: Ireland to Istanbul.

Melbourne born and based, Hazel Edwards went to Ashburton Primary, Gardiner Central, Frankston, Camberwell and Traralgon High schools. She then returned to finish year 11 at Camberwell High school.

She taught Maths and English at Westall High school and was invited to lecture at Frankston Teachers' College while studying at Monash University at night. Later she lectured in children's literature and psychology at Toorak Teachers' College, and the Institute of Early Childhood Development (Now Melbourne University), then became a freelance author-lecturer after the publication of 'General Store' (1977) and the now classic There's a Hippopotamus On Our Roof Eating Cake (1980) and was on the Victoria College Council of what is now Deakin University.

Cake Eating Hippo series


There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake
My Hippopotamus is on our Caravan Roof Getting Sunburnt
Hey Hippopotamus, Do Babies Eat Cake Too
Look, There's a Hippopotamus in the Playground Eating Cake
Guess What? There's A Hippopotamus on the Hospital Roof Eating Cake
Hand Me Down Hippo
Our Cake Eating Hippo Plays
Hooray! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Having a Birthday Party

world premiere


Saturday 28th May 2011 - The St Kilda Film Festival will be holding the world premiere for the official short film adaptation of There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake

❊ Web Links ❊


There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake 

www.hazeledwards.com

www.fordstreetpublishing.com




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