Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Helping Herbie Hedgehog

The first thing I noticed about this book was the colorful cover by illustrator Robert Lee Beers. It fits the book perfectly because the story by Melissa Abramovitz is colorful, too.

The book is divided into chapters, but each chapter is only two pages long without too much text on each illustrated page.

Kids as young as two years old will enjoy hearing the story and Helping Herbie Hedgehog decide between silly choices and a sensible ones. It will make them feel smart.

I can imagine little ones giggling as the book is read to them, and they might even learn to appreciate practical things in their own lives.

This book would make a good bedtime story.


Penelope Cole said...

Hi Janet, thanks for another great review. Cute book--I like that it's interactive. Asks kids to think about choices, make decisions. Wishing Melissa much success. Penny
I also reviewed it. See my reviews at

Melissa Abramovitz said...

Thank you so much for your review, Jan. I'm delighted that you and other reviewers are highlighting the interactive aspects of the book. I think that's what makes it fun!


Janet Ann Collins said...

Yes, interactive books get kids involved.

BarbaraB said...

This delightfully illustrated picture book is piling up a slew of great reviews. Thanks for yours, Janet Ann. I like that this book involves children thinking and that it is done in rhyme.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Barbara.