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There’s a Hedgehog in my Pants by Amy Harrop illus. Ross Kinnaird.

March 29, 2019 Comments off

hedgehog (2)There’s a Hedgehog in my Pants by Amy Harrop illus. Ross Kinnaird. Pub. Scholastic, 2019.

I showed this picture book to my granddaughters aged 8yrs and 10yrs and they both smiled immediately. I said how would you like a hedgehog in your pants? One answered it would prick my butt the other said you couldn’t sit down.

They both read the book one said it rhymes, the other said the hedgehog is cute.

I can’t do better than that except to say Ross Kinnairds illustrations are terrific, the rhyming text makes it a good read-a-loud and it has a surprise ending. It will make kids laugh and in my book that is a big positive.

Check it out. it does have a warning “This book contains multiple words for Bottom”, so it broadens vocabulary.

Hedgehog Howdedo by Lynley Dodd

December 2, 2018 Comments off

hedgehogHedgehog Howdedo by Lynley Dodd. Pub. Puffin Books, 2018.

All the encounters I have had with hedgehogs have been joyful experiences. I love their eyes, their spines and their demeanor. How great it is to read this new Board book of the picture book first published in 2000.

The hedgehogs are preparing for hibernation and they can be found all over the garden “four are on the compost heap,five beside the shed and six are sweetly snoozing in the Cockleberry bed”. The rhyming text makes it a great read-a-loud.

This board book is also a counting book but it is the illustrations of the hedgehogs that make you go awwww. The facial expressions are a delight.

A great way to start reading and the enjoyment of books for pre schoolers and juniors. Babies can chew to their hearts content.