Perfect Picture Book Friday: Hedgehog Needs a Hug PLUS Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday! I’m so happy to bring you one of the new 2018 debuts! This one is such a perfect marriage of text and illustrations – and one of the reasons for that is because it was created by the very talented author/illustrator Jen Betton. I fell in love with her heartfelt drawings of all of the animal characters and I think you will also. And guess what? Jen will be stopping by Will Write for Cookies tomorrow with an inside peek at her writing/illustrating life.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post and on tomorrow’s for a chance to win a copy of this wonderful book!

 

hedgehog needs a hug coverHEDGEHOG NEEDS A HUG

Written and illustrated by Jen Betton

Published by G.P.Putnam’s Sons (June 2018)

Ages: 4-8

Themes: Friendship

Synopsis: From Amazon: 

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

Why I like this book:

  • Text filled with heart and humor is paired with gorgeous heartfelt illustrations
  • I LOVE friendship stories – and so do children
  • Kids will really relate to how Hedgehog is feeling

RELATED ACTIVITIES

25-cute-hedgehog-craftsPhoto courtesy: https://totallythebomb.com/25-totally-cute-hedgehog-crafts

Can you believe all of these awesome hedgehog crafts? For detailed instructions, please go to: https://totallythebomb.com/25-totally-cute-hedgehog-crafts

Matthew Winner gave a shout out to Jen’s new trailer for HEDGEHOG NEEDS A HUG:  http://www.matthewcwinner.com/single-post/2018/06/05/HEDGEHOG-NEEDS-A-HUG-Book-Trailer-Premiere

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the book giveaway…and please support your favorite authors and illustrators by buying their books, telling friends about their books, and writing reviews for their books.

And definitely don’t miss coming tomorrow when author/illustrator Jen Betton stops by to chat on Will Write for Cookies.

Happy Summer to all…and have a safe weekend!

 

 

38 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday: Hedgehog Needs a Hug PLUS Giveaway

  1. This looks adorable!!! (I have a soft spot for these little creatures.) Thanks for another Perfect Picturebook Friday! ♥️♥️♥️

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  2. Oh my goodness-the language in the description–“droopy in the prickles.” LOVE! That alone makes me want to read this. Congratulations Jen and thank you for the great post, Vivian.

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  3. Hugs are for everyone, even prickly pals. Such a cute premise. This will resonate with kids and adults alike. Thanks, Vivian, for featuring Jen’s book.

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  4. Thank you Vivian for this wonderful article, and thank you Jen for the encouragement to me that one can write and illustrate their own book…BOOM! Look forward to tomorrow…
    Warmest regards

    Olivia Rehfield
    Saintamovin@gmail.com

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  5. I’m already in love with this book & I haven’t read it yet! I mean, who wouldn’t hug a hedgehog with droopy prickles?! 🙂

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  6. Can’t wait to check this one out – the illustrations look awesome. And hey, I love hedgehogs, so there’s that, too.

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