Friday, 24 July 2015

Hedgehugs - Horace and Hattiepillar

Horace and Hattiepillar

By Lucy Tapper & Steve Wilson 
Published by Maverick Publishing

Horace and Hattie are back, the two adorable little hedgehogs who are the best of friends. Hedgehugs - Horace and Hattiepillar, is Lucy Tapper and Steve Wilson’s second book featuring these two sweet friends and if you have yet to read Hedgehugs, you can read my review here.

Horace and Hattie are the very best of friends and love to do everything together; watch blossom fall, look for the first star of the night and play hide and seek in the meadow. But one day they find something tiny and interesting under a leaf. It was shiny and round and out crawled a wriggly, striped thing. It looked at Horace and Hattie and started to eat the leaf and in no time at all, the leaf had disappeared. Horace and Hattie found more leaves for it to eat and it got bigger and bigger before one day it made a soft, silky bed and slept for many days and nights. Then one sunny morning, out crawled something beautiful and colourful. It looked at Horace and Hattie, waved its wings and flew off.

This gives Horace the idea that if they eat lots of food, and build a bed, maybe they would turn into something beautiful and wonderful as well. So Horace and Hattie munched and crunched their way through lots of food before making a bed out of flowers. After a good nights sleep, they awake to find themselves changed as well - they’re all covered in the brightly, colourful flower petals and look beautiful.

It’s lovely to see Horace and Hattie again in this sweet little story. Children will like seeing what these two hedgehogs get up to and how they help the caterpillar to grow and become a beautiful butterfly. Great for making very little ones aware of caterpillars and butterflies in the garden. As like the previous book, Hedgehugs, this story is also about caring and friendships. Lucy Tapper continues to use the different textures creating simple but cute pictures. This charming book is recommended for ages 3+ and is available in all good book shops or online.

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