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There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

The fabulous There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake turned THIRTY in 2011 ... and we really couldn't go on much longer with out adding this picture book classic, from Australian author Hazel Edwards, to the My Book Corner collection.

When our little narrator discovers the roof is leaking, her imagination leads her to believe that surely, there must be a hippopotamus up there. Of course imagination don't just stop there. As the story progresses the hippopotamus is revealed to be allowed to be and do anything he wants ... funnily enough, all the things our little girl isn't allowed to do!

'He is very big.

He can do what he likes.'

Why has it lasted so long? It encompasses many qualities that make a great picture book. A fun story line accompanied by Deborah Niland's deceptively simple, bright illustrations which add fun and value to the story. Perfect.

Click here to read our interview with the talented author of this series, and share your thoughts on the picture book in the space below.

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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.

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Pages
32
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978-0143501367

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