One Cozy Christmas by M. Christina Butler, and adorably illustrated by Tina Macnaughton, is a fabulous picture book! As in the other ten books in the beloved series, it features Little Hedgehog and his furry friends: Badger, Fox, Rabbit and a family of mice. The friends spend the days leading up to Christmas together, and though the visit starts happily, grumpiness abounds the next morning. Fox's paws have been stepped on, Rabbit can't find his socks, and someone was snoring all night. Worst of all, someone ate a cookie that had been hanging on the tree, and Little Hedgehog's special hat goes missing! Readers will smile once the identity of the cookie eater and hat thief is revealed on Christmas morning, and they will enjoy the spirit of camaraderie that infuses the story.
This sweet book is perfect for any story hour or read-aloud opportunity, as it tells a fun tale of what can go wrong as Christmas approaches, and also conveys the true meaning and importance of Christmas. Little Hedgehog is often wearing his furry, red hat throughout the book which provides a fun "touch and feel" element...engaging even the youngest readers as each page turns!
By LauraLee Bartley, Penworthy Representative
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