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.