There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake (Picture Puffin)

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9780143501367: There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake (Picture Puffin)

The hippopotamus who lives on the roof is able to do all the things the little girl who lives below isn't allowed to do.

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Australian author Hazel Edwards writes for all age groups, but her cake-eating hippo series is translated into Chinese and recently became a short film screening internationally with the Little Big Shots film festival. More details and activities are on her website.

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PreSchool-Grade 2 This book started from a family joke. Better it should have stayed in the family. A little girl believes that the family roof leaks because a hippopotamus is sitting on it eating cake. In contrast to the little girl the hippopotamus can do as he likestake a shower instead of a bath, eat special cake, stay up late watching TV, and not get smacked for doing bad things. And that's about it. It seems a slight bit of whimsy on which to hang a book. The story is matched by large watercolors with many flat surfaces; the hippo that is pictured is fairly nondescript. If your five-year-old niece told you this story, you'd pat her on the head and say "How cute, you clever child," but I don't think you'd hand her $12.95. Judith Gloyer, Milwaukee Public Lib .
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