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There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake

There s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating 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 This classic story about one of the largest and most famous imaginary friends has been

  • Title: There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake
  • Author: Hazel Edwards Deborah Niland
  • ISBN: 9780340286975
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 This classic story about one of the largest and most famous imaginary friends has been delighting children around the world for 36 years To celebrate the 30th anniversary the original hippo story was republished in a hardback gift edition with a special sp 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 This classic story about one of the largest and most famous imaginary friends has been delighting children around the world for 36 years To celebrate the 30th anniversary the original hippo story was republished in a hardback gift edition with a special sparkly hippo on the cover, ready to delight a whole new generation of children Now available from Penguin Puffin, and in Chinese from Sichuan Children s Publishing, there are six titles in the series Also released as part of a mini book series via News Ltd newspapers in various Australian states in 2013 and via Australia Post A short film made by Pocket Bonfire Productions was shown at the Sydney Opera House in 2012 In 2016, Garry Ginivan Attractions is touring Hippo Hippo the Musical nationally.

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    1. Hazel Edwards Deborah Niland

      Hazel is a readaholic but also an author and Reading Ambassador.Her unconventional memoir is Not Just a Piece of Cake Being an Author Hijabi Girl is her latest junior chapter book Adult murder mystery Celebrant Sleuth I door die is very topical as Same Sex Marriage laws are passed and Quinn, her asexual celebrant solves many problems for her clients Although Hazel mentors her Hazelnuts and helps people craft their ancestry in her popular workshops Writing a Non Boring Family History ,she s best known for the children s classic There s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake which is celebrating its 39th year with Hippo Hippo the, Musical produced by Garry Ginivan Video clip on Good Reads Almost a Crime Kindle is her venture into adult mysteries Hazel s 2001 Antarctic expedition inspired the young adult eco thriller Antarctica s Frozen Chosen , picture book Antarctic Dad and the memoir, Antarctic Writer on Ice But she also likes reading about Antarctica , as a hobby.Married, with two adult children , Hazel writes a new story for her two grandsons each birthday.

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    1. I know I say a lot of books were "one of my favourites as a kid" but this is my absolute favourite. I have read this book more times than I can count.Though I wasn't able to be there, my amazing boyfriend was able to get me a signed hardcover edition from the lovely Hazel Edwards.What I don't remember reading as a child though, due to now knowing that I owned a censored version, was that this new edition I now own has the two excluded lines in it, meaning it is a first edition and uncensored.The [...]


    2. Comic, silly and yet with a shrewd eye to family relationships, this book was read and re-read by my children and is now requested regularly by visiting grandchildren. It has pace, is bizarre enough to tempt the divergent thinker, and gets to the heart of the family - and the imaginary friend.


    3. This was my favourite book as a child, recently purchased again for my delight and amusement. It's a simple book, with simple illustrations that a child could draw (or copy). It's pretty much wish fulfillment for the child: everything she can't do, the hippo can do.After I read this book, I tried telling my parents that I didn't eat my mushrooms because I was saving them for my hippo, who liked mushrooms. They solved this by making extra mushrooms. Darn.


    4. This is a delightful picture book that shows the power of imagination. The young narrator charmingly tells the reader about her special friend, a hippopotamus who lives on the roof. I love the way the hippopotamus's experiences mirror the little girl's, and how she imagines the hippopotamus doing the things she's not allowed to. The language is simple and easy to understand, making the story accessible for all ages. The illustrations are bright and engaging. I remember enjoying this book as a ch [...]


    5. Our roof leaks. Drip! Drip! Drip!These are the opening words of the book. This was probably my favourite picture book as a child. It's about a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake. It has a lot of sentimental value as well. Santa from Kindergarten gave it to me in 1987. This is a special, classic book that is a favourite from my childhood.


    6. The father in this story give his daughter a "smack" for being naughty and coloring on his favorite book. You just don't hear things like that in children's books anymore.


    7. I have fond memories of this picture book -- one that will stick in my mind forever, and one I will read to my own children one day.


    8. My children loved this as bedtime story. And so did I. Just reread it decades later and it's just as charming.


    9. Funny book about a little girl’s imaginary friend. Perhaps there is an element of psychological projection of the child on to the hippo?



    10. Book 7, Day 7 - Mini Family Classics from News Limited.Author: Hazel EdwardsIllustrator: Deborah NilandFirst Published: 1980First of a series of "Hippopotamus" books by Edwards and Niland.Vibrantly illustrated in a simple, appealing style, Edwards tells the story of a little girl and her imaginary friend, the Hippopotamus. Written from the child's point of view we explore imagination, rules, childhood experiences, and getting what you want.It's a nice, simple read. Eminently re-readable and the [...]


    11. Oh how I love this book. It is one of my favourites to reach for at storytime. The actual story is so simple, all about a little girl’s imaginary friend, but it works and it draws the kids in so by the end they will tell you just what the hippopotamus is doing on the roof. Classic kids book!



    12. Given the conservatism of Australian children’s publishing, Hippopotamus is an odd book. Like David McKee’s Not Now Bernard, published about the same time, this has a similar approach, showing the mismatch between a young girl’s rich imaginative life with the everyday world of her family. For the girl, all can be explained by the goings on of the cake eating hippo on the roof of her house. There's a leak in the roof? That damn hippo. The repair men didn't see the hippo? It climbed down whi [...]


    13. This was one of those 'it' books when I was a child; everyone read it, everyone loved it. I liked it, but it never really did anything much for me. I guess it was the idea of a hippopotamus and all the absurd and impossible things it gets up to; I had no patience for it then, and still not now. I think of him as a child's way of making sense of her loneliness by creating an alter ego who does what she does or wants to. But I did chuckle at the dinner table scene: 'Mummy is on a diet. She eats le [...]


    14. Told from the child's point of view,this story explores the boundaries of childhood through the guise of an imaginary hippopotamus. Bold and colourful illustrations add to the story's charm as the cake eating hippopotamus gets to do 'what he likes'. Meanwhile the little girl (narrator) has to do exactly as she is told. Although I remember this story so fondly from my own childhood, the 'smacking' incident part way through the book could exclude this otherwise delightful story from a modern day a [...]


    15. Oh, I don't know, my 2 year old loves it, but I think it's weird. Watch out you don't get an old copy from the eighties 'cause it has SMACKING in it. Ours has been bowdlerised into a grouchy voice or something. But still, it's very dated. The Dad has a best book but the Mum is dieting on lettuce or something. Blurg. I don't know, I just don't like the vibe of it. It's sort of whingey or something.


    16. This is a really lovely children's picture book. I've read this to my grand daughters many times and I only got it recently. There's a hole in the roof and the little girls knows why, her friend the hippopotamus is eating cake, having a shower and even has a hurt knee when she does. Hazel continues to delight the children with the simple tale enhanced by the wonderful images Deborah Niland created.


    17. The main character reminds me of my daughter, seemingly having an explanation for everything. A quirky book with an imaginary friend that has perhaps tapped into the "imagination" element further than most, this is an enjoyable read although does have a couple of downfalls. Namely that is more a collection of scenes (with very loose connections, if any) rather than a true story; but more importantly that the core issue of the main character being friendless is not resolved.


    18. I used to love this book as a kid. When I found it in the library I read it over and over, to capture all those little kid moments. This is such a well-known book that everyone loves. There are other books that add to this book, but i think Hazel Edwards just ruin this amazing and famous book by adding others.


    19. The title alone grabbed me! But there's more: Susan Stephenson has a wonderful eye for great books. In her review at the Book Chook, she offers that the story has the added bonus of being an easy reader.


    20. The 30th anniversary edition of 'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake'(Penguin/Viking) is available.So is the new book 'Hurray There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Havign a Birthday Party' Further details at the author site hazeledwards


    21. I read this with my son last night, and what I like most about this story was that he read most of it by himself which was pretty fantastic. A strage story, but we liked it. I think there are hippos on our roof too!


    22. This was my favorite book as a child. I have no idea why, except for the idea of a hippopotamus on the roof who can do whatever he wants is pretty exciting.



    23. This is a fav picture book from my childhood, which I recently reread for YA lit at uni. I love the imagination and repetition in this story. I made my parents reread this to me countless times!


    24. Explores the joys of imaginary friendhood.I love the idea of animals working part-time at the zoo – in these days of increasing casualisation of the workforce I suppose it was inevitable!


    25. Extremely disappointed that recent editions of this book have censored out 'smack'. Ridiculous. Their surprised they didn't change the picture for that page too.




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