Look, There's a Hippopotamus In the Playground Eating Cake

Author(s): Hazel Edwards

Children - 5 to 8

Starting school can be scary, but nothing is impossible when you have a hippopotamus who lives on your roof, and eats cake! So, a little girl takes her hippopotamus along to school, and together they face those first-day-at-school experiences, meeting the teacher, eating lunch on your own and making new friends. Ages 5+.


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Best known for There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, Hazel Edwards writes across media, for adults children. Not Just a Piece of Cake : Being an Author (published by Brolga) is her 2015 memoir. In 2013, she was awarded an OAM for Literature. As a national literary ambassador, Hazel supports various reading organisations. She mentors 'Hazelnuts' and is a director on the Australian Society of Authors' board and is the recipient of the 2009 ASA Medal awarded by her writing peers. She has been nominated three times for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award www.alma.se . This is the world's largest prize for children's and young adult literature. Based on her Writing a Non Boring Family History, Hazel runs workshops for genealogists. Her junior history books include Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop, Professor Fred Hollows and Edith Cowan; A Quiet Woman of Note in the Aussie Heroes series. Apart from going on an Antarctic expedition in 2001, she has co-written adventure memoirs including 'Trail Magic; Going Walkabout for 2184 Miles on the Appalachian Trail' with her son Trevelyan Quest Edwards, originator of the hippo concept. 'Difficult Personalities' with Dr Helen Mc Grath has been translated into Polish, Korean and Russian. 'f2m:the boy within', a YA novel, co-written with Ryan Kennedy tackles comi

General Fields

  • : 9780143501404
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : Puffin
  • : July 2006
  • : 254mm X 214mm X 4mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 32
  • : Hazel Edwards
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : A823