Reviewed by Liz Packer
A gold star vote from my three year old son for Hedgehugs – Horace and Hattiepillar. What a truly lovely book in all meanings – the well written story leaves you wanting to race to the end of the book to find out what happens though at the same time you will be drawn to spend time looking together at the beautiful illustrations which are perfect for inquisitive minds. The detail and textures of the imagery fit the story perfectly and will draw you and your little one to want to read the story time and time again each time, noticing more details.
The story is about two very good hedgehog friends who one day noticed a caterpillar and watched it develop into a ‘beautiful, colourful and wonderful’ butterfly. The friends wanted the same thing to happen to them so they could become ‘beautiful, colourful and wonderful’ too. The story follows how Horace and Hattiepillar prepare for their ‘transformation’ by eating food and preparing their fluffy bed of flowers.
The book is original and interesting story and had parallels to the classic Eric Carle’s ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. A quality book in every aspect, great story, lovely illustrations and printed on high quality paper, a bedtime book you will be able to enjoy together over and over again.
This scores 5 out of 5 from me and my son.
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