Mommy Hedgehog assures little Hedgie that her love is enduring, no matter what changes in this reassuring ode to the unconditional bond between a parent and child.
As Hedgie and his mommy walk home through the autumn leaves, Hedgie is full of questions. Everything is changing around him—what if he changes too? Would his mommy love him more if he were different? Will her love for him ever change? But wise and patient Mommy knows just how to reassure her little hedgehog that, however he might change, her love will always stay the same.
Heartwarming and tender, with charming artwork from Migy Blanco, this is the perfect gift to share and read aloud.
October 15, 2019
Preschool - 2
Frances is a primary school teacher who first realized her love for writing with the poem "My Dad's Milkfloat" when she was six. She is an award-winning academic, a trained chidren's literacy specialist, and winner of the Bloomsbury and National Literacy Trust short-story prize. She lives with her family and a big-eared dog in Derbyshire. And when she is not writing, you'll find her in the forest pretending to be a dragon with her daughters. Follow her on Twitter at @FranStickley
Migy (pronounced "Miggy") was born in Salford, England. Migy attended university in London, and then spent ten years working in advertising and editorial illustration. After marrying, he moved to Buenos Aires. There, surrounded by the vibrancy and color of South America, he developed a children's book style that is bold, magical, and eye-catching. Migy recently moved back to the UK and, for the first time in his life, he is living outside of a mega-city, enjoying nature and exploring new inspiration. To find out more about Migy, you can visit his website, migy.com
"Many books have similar titles and highlight the parent-child bond, but this gently flowing rhyme by Stickley elicits new warm, snuggly feelings. Lush, boldly colored illustrations capture Mommy hedgehog and her son, Hedgie, as they amble through the fall woods...The cartoon landscape they dwell in is a benign one, round-lobed oak leaves, flowing water, and other organic shapes exuding comfort. Loving thoughts, especially appropriate for bedtime."
-- Kirkus Reviews