Everyone needs hugs, even if they're prickly.
When Hedgehog wakes up feeling down in the snout and droopy in the prickles, he knows a hug will make him feel much better. But none of his animal friends are eager to wrap their arms around Hedgehog's prickles, and he's too smart to fall for Fox's sly offer.
Then Hedgehog gets a surprise: Another animal in the forest is feeling exactly the same way.
Luckily, both are kind and brave enough for the perfect hug.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Jen Betton received her BFA in Painting from the University of Central Florida, and her MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. Her awards include third place for Children's Market in the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles in 2010, the portfolio grand prize at New England's SCBWI conference in 2014, and a SCBWI national mentorship award in 2012. Jen loves working in watercolor, solving visual problems, and seeing a story come to life. This is her second picture book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
No one wants to give Hedgehog a hug because of his prickly spines. But after a scary encounter with a fox (not all hugs are good!), Hedgehog finds the perfect hug. The giver of this hug was a fun twist on Hedgehog's journey to love and acceptance. The watercolor paintings are beautiful and celebrate the creatures of the forest. Betton does a wonderful job with the facial expressions of each animal, a turn of the mouth or curve of the eye depicting exactly what the animal is feeling. I definitely recommend this one!