This heartwarming story of friendship and determination features the return of the beloved Little Hedgehog and his friends as they search the forest for their friend Fox before night falls.
In this installment of the Little Hedgehog & Friends series, Fox is in a terrible mood. Little Hedgehog and his friends try many different things to make Fox feel better--they give him hot chocolate and cookies, and Little Hedgehog even gives him his treasured red hat. Fox begins to feel his bad mood start to fade, but when more unfortunate things happen, his bad mood returns, and he stomps off into the forest.
Will Little Hedgehog and the others be able to find Fox before it gets dark? This sweet story introduces themes of friendship, determination, and gratitude.
Little Hedgehog and the other woodland animals are the best of friends! Their exciting adventures take them to different places in the forest and center around friendship, teamwork, determination, and gratitude. Each of the books in the Little Hedgehog & Friends series promotes being helpful, building a sense of community among friends and neighbors, and learning how to be a leader with a can-do attitude while working together to solve problems.
About the Author
M. Christina Butler was born in Scarborough, England. She had an idyllic childhood in the country, where she spent her weekends playing on a farm with the animals. Christina has worked as a nurse and a preschool supervisor, as well as writing a number of children's books.
Tina Macnaughton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and now lives in Guildford, England.
Sometimes the best cures for the blues are the unexpected ones.
In the latest story in the Little Hedgehog and Friends series, Fox is grumpy. He has a cold, a stubbed paw, and no hot chocolate. Trying to cheer him up, Hedgehog, who’s out looking for mistletoe, suggests going for a walk through the snowy woods and thinking about all the things Fox is thankful for. It doesn’t work, though. When Rabbit and the mice bring hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies, Fox begins to feel better until he sneezes and drops the refreshments, and snow from a nearby tree falls onto his back. Fox leaves in a huff, and his friends worry about him getting home safely in the snow and dark. Conveniently, Fox’s borrowed hat starts unraveling, and the yarn leaves a trail for Hedgehog to follow. After Hedgehog finds Fox and they start toward Fox’s home, Hedgehog trips and tumbles down a steep hill. When Fox rescues Hedgehog, he says, “My bad mood stopped me from seeing how lucky I am to have a friend like you!” Soon all the friends are together and enjoying a sleepover at Fox’s. Though some may find this one a little on the sweet side, it’s a cozy tale nevertheless. Illustrations in a soft palette enhance the story and create a delightful wintry woodland world for Fox and his friends.
A gentle tale of friendship and gratitude. (Picture book. 3-6) --Kirkus Reviews