Our Friend Hedgehog: A Place to Call Home

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“Our Friend Hedgehog: A Place to Call Home” begins with a beautifully illustrated depiction of Hedge Hollow, the place where these lovely characters call home. There are 11 short chapters to this story where the characters face fears, accomplish challenges, learn about new concepts, and demonstrate true friendship. The characters also demonstrate empathy, determination, and loyalty throughout every page.

Before the stories begin, the reader will feel like they are transported to this colorful land and connected to the lively bunch of animals who live here. The illustrations are carried throughout each chapter, helping the reader feel immersed in this joyful world. Hedgehog struggles with identity throughout the book-does she do what hedgehogs are supposed to do, or do what she wants? Hedgehog ultimately makes the best decision for herself-to be surrounded by her friends and stay true to herself.This story is perfect for children ages 4-8; younger children will enjoy listening to the stories and older children may enjoy reading this story on their own. There are quite a few bigger words that may be unfamiliar to readers, but I believe this will help overcome obstacles and learn something new, like the characters in the story.

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Author Lauren Castillo
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Random House Children's Books
Publish Date 18-Oct-2022
ISBN 9781524766757
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Issue February 2024
Category Children's