A set-in-his-ways hedgehog gets a new worldview—and a new friend along the way.
C.R. Mudgeon, a sensible hedgehog, likes knowing just what to expect. Always. No surprises, no excitement. So when a noisy new neighbor, Paprika the squirrel, arrives, C.R. Mudgeon is even less cheerful than normal. The sights! The sounds! The peppery, fiery smells! Everything about Paprika is just too much to handle, and C.R. is aching, sneezing, and seeing spots.
But everyone needs quiet sometimes, and when that time comes, C.R. Mudgeon will have just the thing for a new friend in need. And as for himself, he may even discover that a little spice is just what the doctor ordered!
Nuanced, joyful humor permeates the pages of this heartwarming picture book that will make even the littlest, grumpiest curmudgeons want to jump up and dance!
|Publisher:||Atheneum Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||11.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Leslie Muir is a writer, painter, and poet. She is the author of Gibbus Moony Wants to Bite You!, illustrated by Jen Corace; forthcoming Barry B. Wary (Disney-Hyperion, May 2011), to be illustrated by Carrie Gifford, and The Little Bitty Bakery (Disney-Hyperion, August 2011), to be illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Leslie lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two sons.You can visit her at lesliemuir.com.
Author-illustrator Julian Hector was born in Los Angeles, grew up in rural Texas, and graduated from Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. His debut picture book, The Little Matador, was published in 2008. Julian lives in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and you can visit him online at www.julianhector.com.