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y There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake single work   picture book   children's  
Is part of Cake Eating Hippo Hazel Edwards 1980 series - author picture book
Issue Details: First known date: 1980 1980
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

The imaginary Hippo can do what he likes on the roof. In fact, he does all the things a little girl wishes she could, but is not allowed. When she takes a bath, the hippo takes a shower; when she goes to bed, the hippo watches television on the roof. And when the repair men come to fix the roof, the hippo conveniently disappears, returning of course to eat a very large piece of cake. (Source: Publisher's website)

Adaptations

form y There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake Melbourne : Pocket Bonfire Productions , 2010 Z1637858 2010 single work film/TV
Hippo! Hippo! A Big New Musical Adventure Garry Ginivan , 2016 single work musical theatre children's

Notes

  • On the publication of the 30th anniversary imprint:

    This classic story about one of the largest and most famous imaginary friends has been delighting children around the world now for 30 years. To celebrate the 30th anniversary the original hippo story has been republished in a hardback gift edition with a special sparkly hippo on the cover, ready to delight a whole new generation of children.

    Source: Publisher's website (Viking 2010)

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hodder and Stoughton , 1980 .
      7016691297388863122.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online
      Extent: 36p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Reprinted: 1982
      ISBN: 0340257806
  • Appears in:
    form y Video Storybook Vol. 1 Hazel Edwards , Victoria : Envision Productions , 1992 Z1035803 1992 selected work film/TV children's

    A narration of five Hazel Edwards picture books, including many of the original drawings. Includes notes about the author and illustrators and further ideas for developing literary and craft activities with children.

    Victoria : Envision Productions , 1992
  • Appears in:
    y My Favourite Stories : A Collection of Australia's Best-Loved Children's Stories Rydalmere : Hodder Headline , 2001 Z1245214 2001 anthology children's fiction children's Rydalmere : Hodder Headline , 2001
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2005 .
      Courtesy of Penguin Books Australia.
      Extent: 32p.
      ISBN: 0143501364
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2013 .
      Extent: 1vp.
      Note/s:
      • Published October 2013
      ISBN: 9781743483732
Alternative title: Yane no ueno kabasan
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
      c
      Japan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Zenkaken , 1985 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.

Works about this Work

Rewards of a Creative Life Also Include Copyright Royalties Hazel Edwards , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 September 2016; (p. 15)
New Breed of Writers Conquering Cyberspace Linda Morris , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 November 2011; (p. 12)
Writers are Authoring Their Own Destinies Online Linda Morris , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 22 November 2011; (p. 17)
Hippo-Campus; The 'Historic' Cake-Eating Hippo from Roof, to Book, to Film, To..... Hazel Edwards , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 33 2011; (p. 15-19)
Aussies Eye Top Book Prize 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 13 October 2010; (p. 15)
Negotiating Immigrant Identity : Hazel Edwards' Fake ID as a Techno Gothic Child Narrative Meenakshi Hariharan , C. T. Indra , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 3 2010; (p. 253-271)
Old Friends Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 323 2010; (p. 69-70)

— Review of Grug and the Circus Ted Prior 2010 single work picture book ; Grug Learns to Read Ted Prior 2009 single work picture book ; There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake Hazel Edwards 1980 single work picture book ; Hooray! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Having a Birthday Party Hazel Edwards 2010 single work picture book ; A Giraffe in the Bath Mem Fox Olivia Rawson 2010 single work picture book ; The Boy and the Toy Sonya Hartnett 2010 single work picture book ; Flame Stands Waiting Corinne Fenton 2010 single work picture book ; Little Dog Katrina Germein 2010 single work picture book ; An ABC of Pirates Caroline Stills 2010 single work picture book
The Two of Us Hazel Edwards , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 86 no. 8 2007; (p. 10)
Book News 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Herald-Sun Sunday , 18 August 2007;
Short piece reporting the gifting of Australian children's books to Princess Isabella of Denmark.
My Childhood Home Trevelyan Edwards , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Herald-Sun , 11 February 2007;
A Smack for Childhood Innocence in Publisher's Debate James Hall , Natasha Robinson , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 November 2004; (p. 3)
Creating Hip Hip Hippo Hazel Edwards , 1992 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 14 1992; (p. 22-25)
Great Young Reading Margaret Aitken , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 December 1989;

— Review of There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake Hazel Edwards 1980 single work picture book ; Selby Screams Duncan Ball 1989 single work children's fiction ; Happy and Sad Alison Lester 1988 single work picture book ; Stories From Our Street Richard Tulloch 1989 selected work picture book ; Penny Pollard's Guide to Modern Manners Robin Klein 1989 single work prose ; Grandad's Magic Bob Graham 1989 single work picture book ; The Great Deeds of Superheroes H. M. Saxby 1989 selected work children's fiction
A Few Fair Picture Books Eileen Nelson , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 32 1981; (p. 7-9)

— Review of Aktil's Big Swim Inga Moore 1980 single work picture book ; There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake Hazel Edwards 1980 single work picture book ; The Beast in the Bathtub Kathleen Stevens 1980 single work picture book ; The Birds Don't Know It's Sunday Tim Trahair 1980 single work picture book ; Lachlan's Walk Libby Hathorn 1980 single work picture book ; Amy's Place Marianne Stafford 1980 single work picture book ; Banana Bird and the Snake Men Percy Trezise Dick Roughsey 1980 single work picture book ; When the Wind Changed Ruth Park 1980 single work picture book ; The Powder Box Lady Anita Xhafer 1980 single work picture book
A Range of Delights Belle Y. Alderman , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 April 1981;

— Review of Feathers, Fur and Frills Kilmeny Niland 1980 single work picture book ; The Pixie O'Harris Treasury of Animal Verse Pixie O'Harris 1980 selected work poetry ; There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake Hazel Edwards 1980 single work picture book ; Songs for My Dog and Other People Max Fatchen 1980 selected work poetry
Untitled Mary Gimondo , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 80 1981; (p. 27-28)

— Review of There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake Hazel Edwards 1980 single work picture book
Old Friends Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 323 2010; (p. 69-70)

— Review of Grug and the Circus Ted Prior 2010 single work picture book ; Grug Learns to Read Ted Prior 2009 single work picture book ; There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake Hazel Edwards 1980 single work picture book ; Hooray! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Having a Birthday Party Hazel Edwards 2010 single work picture book ; A Giraffe in the Bath Mem Fox Olivia Rawson 2010 single work picture book ; The Boy and the Toy Sonya Hartnett 2010 single work picture book ; Flame Stands Waiting Corinne Fenton 2010 single work picture book ; Little Dog Katrina Germein 2010 single work picture book ; An ABC of Pirates Caroline Stills 2010 single work picture book
A Few Fair Picture Books Eileen Nelson , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 32 1981; (p. 7-9)

— Review of Aktil's Big Swim Inga Moore 1980 single work picture book ; There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake Hazel Edwards 1980 single work picture book ; The Beast in the Bathtub Kathleen Stevens 1980 single work picture book ; The Birds Don't Know It's Sunday Tim Trahair 1980 single work picture book ; Lachlan's Walk Libby Hathorn 1980 single work picture book ; Amy's Place Marianne Stafford 1980 single work picture book ; Banana Bird and the Snake Men Percy Trezise Dick Roughsey 1980 single work picture book ; When the Wind Changed Ruth Park 1980 single work picture book ; The Powder Box Lady Anita Xhafer 1980 single work picture book
A Range of Delights Belle Y. Alderman , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 April 1981;

— Review of Feathers, Fur and Frills Kilmeny Niland 1980 single work picture book ; The Pixie O'Harris Treasury of Animal Verse Pixie O'Harris 1980 selected work poetry ; There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake Hazel Edwards 1980 single work picture book ; Songs for My Dog and Other People Max Fatchen 1980 selected work poetry
Great Young Reading Margaret Aitken , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 December 1989;

— Review of There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake Hazel Edwards 1980 single work picture book ; Selby Screams Duncan Ball 1989 single work children's fiction ; Happy and Sad Alison Lester 1988 single work picture book ; Stories From Our Street Richard Tulloch 1989 selected work picture book ; Penny Pollard's Guide to Modern Manners Robin Klein 1989 single work prose ; Grandad's Magic Bob Graham 1989 single work picture book ; The Great Deeds of Superheroes H. M. Saxby 1989 selected work children's fiction
Untitled Mary Gimondo , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 80 1981; (p. 27-28)

— Review of There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake Hazel Edwards 1980 single work picture book
A Smack for Childhood Innocence in Publisher's Debate James Hall , Natasha Robinson , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 November 2004; (p. 3)
The Two of Us Hazel Edwards , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 86 no. 8 2007; (p. 10)
Book News 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Herald-Sun Sunday , 18 August 2007;
Short piece reporting the gifting of Australian children's books to Princess Isabella of Denmark.
My Childhood Home Trevelyan Edwards , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Herald-Sun , 11 February 2007;
Aussies Eye Top Book Prize 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 13 October 2010; (p. 15)
Negotiating Immigrant Identity : Hazel Edwards' Fake ID as a Techno Gothic Child Narrative Meenakshi Hariharan , C. T. Indra , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 3 2010; (p. 253-271)
New Breed of Writers Conquering Cyberspace Linda Morris , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 November 2011; (p. 12)
Writers are Authoring Their Own Destinies Online Linda Morris , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 22 November 2011; (p. 17)
Hippo-Campus; The 'Historic' Cake-Eating Hippo from Roof, to Book, to Film, To..... Hazel Edwards , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 33 2011; (p. 15-19)
Creating Hip Hip Hippo Hazel Edwards , 1992 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 14 1992; (p. 22-25)
Rewards of a Creative Life Also Include Copyright Royalties Hazel Edwards , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 September 2016; (p. 15)
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