Friday, February 10, 2012

A Celebration of Love: Book Review #5: Book Review: HedgeHug, A Sharp Lesson in Love by Dan Pinto

Created and Illustrated by: Dan Pinto
Written by: Benn Sutton
Released on: November 22nd, 2011
Source: book from publisher to review
Ages: Pre-K & up
4 stars: We Really Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Get a Sneak Peak: HERE

Love is patient, and love is kind, but for Hedgehug love is prickly, too.
Join this lonely hedgehog as he searchesfor someone to accept his heart. -quoted from Goodreads

All little Hedgehug wants to do is find someone who he can give his Valentine card to as well as his little heart. Try as hard as he might, no one finds his spikes lovable, cuddly or even huggable. By the end of the day Hedgehug gets his hopes up and heads home to deal with his broken heart, that is until someone surprises him with a Valentine's of his own. I love that Hedgehug gets his happy ending from someone who "likes his spikes." This is a cute Valentine's day read that's the just the perfect length to read at home or in preschool / kindergarten settings.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~