Hedgehog is performing magic tricks for his friends. But will they work?
Hedgehog does magic tricks. He asks his friends Mouse, Rabbit, Duckling and Bushbaby to help, but the tricks just don’t seem to work!
An impossibly cute story about friendship. Gentle, sweetly rendered text with a simple story helping very young children identify with their feelings.
Ruth Paul is an award-winning author and illustrator from New Zealand. She draws on everyday life for inspiration and ideas, and is particularly interested in how people get on together. Ruth calls herself and “old-fashioned” illustrator, working in hands-on media such as acrylic, pastels and pencils, using Photoshop to do last-minute work on scans where required.
Her title The King’s Bubbles won the Children’s Choice Award, New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, 2008; and the Children’s Book Design Award, Book Publishers Association of New Zealand Design Awards, 2008. She also illustrated the Walker Stories titles Mr Tripp Smells a Rat (2011) and Mr Tripp Goes For A Skate (2012).
Ruth lives in the country in a straw-bale house powered by its own remote electricity system, with her husband and two young sons.
It is a delightful story about friendship, and the ways in which friends support each other.
A lovely lesson: If at first you don’t succeed…then count on your friends to help get it right.
Simple, appealling illustrations complete this delightful book for young readers.