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One Winter's Day
     

One Winter's Day

2.8 5
by M. Christina Butler, Tina Macnaughton
 

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When a fierce windstorm blows away Little Hedgehog’s nest, he puts on his winter clothes and sets off for Badger’s warm house. On his way, Hedgehog meets his friends, all shivering in the wind and snow. One by one, Hedgehog gives away his cozy mittens, hat, and scarf.

But will Little Hedgehog make it through the storm to safety without his warm clothes?

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When a fierce windstorm blows away Little Hedgehog’s nest, he puts on his winter clothes and sets off for Badger’s warm house. On his way, Hedgehog meets his friends, all shivering in the wind and snow. One by one, Hedgehog gives away his cozy mittens, hat, and scarf.

But will Little Hedgehog make it through the storm to safety without his warm clothes?

A delightful story about sharing with others, with soft flocking wherever Little Hedgehog’s mittens, hat and scarf appear.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
After a gust blows apart Little Hedgehog's nest, he must find shelter from the windstorm. He manages to hold on to his fuzzy scarf, his fuzzy mittens, and his fuzzy hat with the fuzzy pom-pom on the end. He puts them on and sets off to stay with his friend Badger. He fights his way across the meadow where he sees a little family of field mice huddling together in the grass. Little Hedgehog gives them his hat. Mother Mouse and her babies snuggle in the fuzzy hat as Little Hedgehog trudges off along the river where he finds Otter. Little Hedgehog gives Otter his mittens to cover his freezing paws and then trudges through the woods on his way to Badger's house. Little Hedgehog comes upon Mother Deer and her fawn, shivering from the cold as the snow falls and the wind howls. Little Hedgehog gives the fawn his scarf and when he finally arrives at Badger's house, he rolls through the door like a snowball. After the storm passes, Little Hedgehog wonders how he will rebuild his nest. He is pleasantly surprised to find all those he had helped are now helping him. This is an appealingly illustrated touch-and-feel book and young ones will enjoy running their fingers over Little Hedgehog's fuzzy hat, mittens, and scarf.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-When Little Hedgehog's nest blows away in a snowstorm, he retrieves his hat, scarf, and mittens and makes his way to his friend Badger's house. Along the way, he meets shivering field mice, an otter, and a doe and her fawn. He generously passes along his garments to these creatures and weathers the storm, safe and warm, with Badger. When the skies clear, the two of them make their way to the spot where Little Hedgehog's nest used to be and find a newly rebuilt, cozy house decorated with his winter accessories. The illustrations of the red and orange winter woolens have a feltlike fabric embedded in them to give readers a tactile experience. Macnaughton's soft and gentle full-page and inset pictures hold their own without this gimmick, complementing Butler's simple, sweet, and subtly didactic text.-Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
When a great wind blows apart Little Hedgehog's nest, he snuggles into his vivid orange-and-red hat, scarf and mittens. Hedgehog, of One Snowy Night (2005), ventures into the storm to seek shelter with his friend Badger. As he journeys through the woods, he discovers, first, a family of field mice shivering in the long grass. Without hesitation, he gives them his hat. Soon he happens upon Otter and gives him his mittens. As the cold worsens, Hedgehog meets a deer and her shivering fawn. He doesn't hesitate to offer his scarf. When he finally reaches the welcoming hearth of Badger's house, he is but a prickly snowball. As we see the ultimate outcome of Hedgehog's actions, this sweet story becomes a testament to kindness. The bright woolens are of a tactile velvety flocking, and the art depicts the windswept and snow dotted landscape in deep greens, rich browns and gray-blue. Little Hedgehog's tender story is about true compassion and pure generosity, illustrating how goodness rarely goes unnoticed. (Picture book. 2-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845063887
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
09/04/2006
Sales rank:
282,873

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2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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KYpreschoolteacher More than 1 year ago
Everyday we try to find stories to illustrate the values of sharing and caring about others. This book does it without beating the children over the head. It is dramatic enough that on the first reading kids want to know what happens to Hedgehog, yet with the happy ending and colorful illustrations the kids don't get bored, so repeat readings are enjoyable. And repetition is key in getting your point across with young children.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is cool Its about a little hedgehog whos house gets blown away by the wind