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
Written and illustrated by Jen Betton
Published by G.P.Putnam’s Sons (June 2018)
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
Photo 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
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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!
This book reminds me of a very special hedgehog that belonged to nephew, and yes it loved being loved!
Love the concept and the darling book cover. AND what great craft ideas for kiddies!
OMG–I LOVE that cover, Vivian!! And those hedgehog crafts are absolutely adorable!!!
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?! 🙂
Thank you – Hedgehog’s prickles would perk right up hearing that!
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Yay! Jen Betton is an extremely hard worker and super great at what she does. Her eye for color is spot on and I just lover her humor:)
Awww, Thank you so much!!
Can’t wait to check this one out – the illustrations look awesome. And hey, I love hedgehogs, so there’s that, too.
This looks like an adorable book
Poor little sweet hedgehog. This looks fun.
Hedgehogs have always been my grown son’s favorite animal. Can’t wait to share this new picture book with him!
I remember my mother telling me when I was a child about a pet hedgehog she had when she lived in Germany. I’ve already logged into my library’s web page to reserve this book.
Hedgehogs are the most adorable critters! And thank you for reserving it at the library!