THE PRICKLY HEDGEHOG by Mark Ezra

THE PRICKLY HEDGEHOG

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A charming companion to The Sleepy Doormouse (1994), this sweet-natured has a cozy familiarity that will surely engage. One fine fall day, Little Hedgehog ventures out with his mother and ``four prickly brothers and sisters.'' His short little legs soon tire and he falls behind. A series of quietly suspenseful adventures follows as he searches for his family. After some interesting encounters and one close call, he finds them, and the reunited family makes a delicious meal of the ``feast of food''mushrooms and chestnutsthat are stuck to the prickly quills on his back. All's well that ends welleven the most antsy preschooler will be content with the satisfying conclusion. A handsome design, well-placed text, and carefully rendered, delicately detailed watercolor paintings star here. Come autumn, this reassuring, old-fashioned fare will be just right for sharing over cups of hot cider. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: July 25th, 1995
ISBN: 1-56656-189-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Crocodile/Interlink
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1995




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