Ho! Ho! Ho! There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake
Puffin Books, 2018
32pp., hbk., RRP $A19.99
That thump, thump, thump on the roof is not the man fixing tiles that my daddy says it is. It’s the hippopotamus getting ready for Christmas and he’s as excited as I am. He’s up there making a big Christmas cake, writing his long list for Santa, doing his special Christmas cake dance, doing all the things my family is doing to make Christmas extra special again. He even sings carols by candlelight!
This is another heartwarming story in this series about the hippopotamus that lives on the roof, first released 35 years ago with There’s a Hippopotamus on our roof eating cake and which has delighted generations since then. With both the boy and the hippopotamus involved in many of the activities prior to Christmas that young readers will recognise, this book will bring lots of joy as together they share their experiences, compare them to what happens in their home, talk about why things might be different and generally just get wound up in anticipation of the Big Day. There’s even a free activity pack to download for even more fun.