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Hedgehog

Publisher: Tundra Books
Hedgehog is hogging the hedge and won't let the other animals live there. In this humorous political allegory, he learns that it's not a winning strategy.

Winter is coming, and the animals need homes. The worms move in with the groundhogs. The possums share a burrow with the foxes. The birds and the squirrels stay in the oak tree together. The hedgehog lives in the hedge . . . all by himself. When other animals come looking for a place to stay, he's NOT interested; it's HIS hedge and everyone else can STAY OUT. He gets busy making signs, putting locks on his door and even building a fence. All he cares about is keeping the other animals out . . . but he's making a huge mistake.

Will the other animals find a home in time? Will Hedgehog learn his lesson? Is this a terrific story? Read on to find out.

PRAISE FOR

"This entertaining tale will easily open doors to dialogue about generosity, forgiveness, and the importance of recognizing that 'there’s always room for one more'." --Publishers Weekly

"An easily applicable allegory full of dreamy bigheartedness." --Kirkus Reviews

"While the balanced text is brief and accessible to new readers, it packs drama in just the right places. Hedgehog, Grasshopper, and company do a wonderful job of demonstrating how sharing and compassion can work." --Booklist

"This humourous story is sure to be loved by young children and is guaranteed to make readers of all ages smile. . . . Highly recommended." --CM Magazine