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The Very Helpful Hedgehog

Rosie Wellesley


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Winter 2012 Kids Next List

“This book wins all the cute awards! The hedgehog in question is adorable, the dilemma of dealing with an apple stuck to his spines is hilarious, and the solution comes in an unexpected form. This is a lovely story of what it means to learn to be a friend.”
— Elizabeth Anker, Alamosa Books, Albuquerque, NM
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Isaac is a hedgehog who has only ever been alone – and that is the way he likes it. One day an apple falls from a tree and sticks onto the spines on his back. He wiggles and jiggles, but he cannot get it off. As he struggles to remove the apple, help comes in the unexpected form of a donkey who cannot reach the apples which fall outside of his paddock. Isaac learns that it is better to have a friend and to be helpful than to be on your own all of the time.

Praise For The Very Helpful Hedgehog

"This book wins all the cute awards!...This is a lovely story of what it means to learn to be a friend." — Shelf Awareness Pro

"This story is humorous and thought-provoking."  —A Book and a Hug

Pavilion Children's, 9781843651987, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2012

About the Author

Rosie Wellesley was born in London but grew up in Morocco, Pakistan and the West Country. She studied as an undergraduate at L'ecole des Beaux Arts in Aix en Provence and at the Ruskin school of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. Last year she graduated from the postgraduate diploma at Prince's School of Drawing in London. She now lives and works in East London.