From the Publisher
"Riddell's gentle, cartoon pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations underscore the joy these creatures share and the anxiety they feel when each thinks the other is in danger." —School Library Journal
"Soft, expressive watercolor illustrations are a good match for this story about friendship (along the lines of Frog and Toad books), which will work well as a read-aloud or for a lap-sit session." —Booklist
The Barnes & Noble Review
Best friends get unexpected mileage from a single wish in this charming tale of Rabbit and Hedgehog, an unlikely duo who share a strong bond but different bedtimes. Rabbit is a day creature and Hedgehog is a night creature -- that's just the way it is.
"I wish that, just for once, Hedgehog could stay up all day with me," Rabbit says wistfully. Sad and alone, Rabbit is having his daily breakfast of grass and clover when it stars to rain. He retreats to his burrow and sorts through his treasures: a ball, some string, "the wooly thing" that resembles a glove, and the bottle of moonlight Hedgehog gave him for his birthday. Suddenly, water appears in his burrow, and it's rising fast. Worried for his friend, he gathers his things and scurries out calling for Hedgehog, who finds him in the rain. The best buddies play together all day long, and Rabbit confesses that his wish has come true. From the golden hues of the morning sky to Hedgehog's delightful smiles and Rabbit's expressive ears, Chris Riddell employs strong lines and beautiful colors to illustrate Paul Stewart's sublimely sweet tale. (Amy Barkat)