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Hedgie's Surprise Hardcover – September 11, 2000
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Jan Brett's trademark illustrations--detailed watercolors bordered by intricate needlepoint patterns---capture the charm and mischief of this Scandinavian-style folk tale set in Denmark. Each wide woven margin shows a hint in miniature of upcoming events: Hedgie crawling under Henny's brooding basket, or the enraged Tomten after being outwitted. Young readers will love guessing what Hedgie has up his proverbial sleeve, and will rejoice with Henny at the unusual hatching of her first brood of chicks. A warm, humorous, 100 percent satisfying story by the creator of many picture book favorites, such as The Hat and The Mitten. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter
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What a clever little story ~~ with Hedgie finding different food for the Tromken to eat! When he threatens to eat Henny if she doesn't lay any more eggs, Hedgie comes up with a not-so-pleasant surprise! And everyone even the Tomken is happy.
The pictures are wonderfully detailed and the story is beautiful. My favorite design of this book is the quilt look of Brett's designs. It's cozy and homey ~~ perfect reading for children of all ages! It is also inspirational as well ~~ her art simply makes you smile.
Henny the chicken sees Goosy-Goosy's goslings and yearns for some chicks of her own. But a mischievious young Tomten has been stealing her eggs every morning without asking permission. Hedgie quietly observes the plight of his friend and gently offers to help. Hedgie gathers alternative things for the Tomten to eat, all the while hiding Henny's eggs, but the Tomten never gets full. He finally tells Henny that if she doesn't provide him with some eggs, he will eat her!
After the Tomten gives this ultimatum, Hedgie must take drastic action to help his friend Henny. In the end, the Tomten learns he can no longer steal from Henny, and Henny's problem is resolved with the kind help of her friend Hedgie.
Jan Brett's stories are perfect for light day time reading, or just before bedtime. Her stories are a treat!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a darling book. I read it every year to my preschool class for letter H. The kids love Jan Brett books. The characters are cute and it has a little lesson in the story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. DuBord
My personal prejudice is that I love hedgehogs and Hedgie is very cool.Published 1 month ago by Stephen Thoemmes
A beautiful book. Our toddler is into ripping paper pages, so I'LL WAIT before reading thee to him.Published 2 months ago by twj
Her illustrations are some of the best I've ever seen in children's books, and her stories are simple and sweet. Plus, a hedgehog saves the day in this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CMB