Last year, we discovered the wonderful loved-up but spiky world of Hedgehugs so we were delighted to receive the second book in the series, Hedgehugs: Horace and Hattiepillar, especially after our close encounter with a real life hedgehog on a recent walk in the woods. The stars of the book are once again the ultra-cute duo made up of Hattie and Horace.
They are still best friends and still inseparable, doing lots of things together. I still think that the illustrations are so beautiful that they would look great on a child's bedroom wall.
In this story, they discover a caterpillar, help fatten him up (with overtones of The Very Hungry Caterpillar) and watch in awe as he transforms into a butterfly. It's a fun but educational look at the life cycle of a caterpillar and Pierre was fascinated.
Cute as ever, Hattie and Horace decide that they want to become butterflies too so they eat loads, have a long sleep in a silky bed of flowers and excitedly look at each other to see if they have changed. They may still be the same but they decide that they are beautiful and colourful (covered in flowers) and can even fly (with the help of a swing) so they've succeeded in their mission. As well as being a fun story, it's a great life lesson about making a failure into a success.
star rating : 5/5
RRP : £6.99
Disclosure : We received a copy of the book in order to write an honest review.