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WIN! A sweet book about friendship. Hedgehugs Review

You can win ‘Hedgehugs’ for your child, with Tidy Books kids book review. Perfect for bedtime, Hedgehugs was read on CBeebies Bedtime Stories recently and is the cutest story about friends who want to hug, but can’t!

Horace and Hattie are best of friends.  They like to do all the hedge-hoggy things together; splashing in puddles, searching for spiders and dancing in the bluebells.  They would love to have a hug, but it hurts – they are just too prickly.   Follow Horace and Hattie on their adventures as they try all sorts of ways to cover their spikes and share a hug.  They roll in snow, wriggle into hollow logs, and jump in autumn leaves until they discover the perfect way to have a soft, warm, snuggly hug!

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Hedgehugs was created by illustrator Lucy Tapper who created the characters from old baby clothes, and then teamed with husband Steve Wilson to write the book,  which has been awarded People’s Book Prize.   The story is simple but effective, and the illustrations are bright and friendly.  You can watch Steve and Lucy talk about how the story came about in this video.

Hedgehugs is ideal for 1-5 year olds. If your children enjoyed Giles Andreae’s ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ or ‘Oh No George’ by Chris Haughton, then Hedgehugs will be a winner.   Our 7 and 11 year old reviewers pronounced it ‘really cute’.

Hedgehugs is lovely addition to your child’s library and you’ll discover where all those missing socks have gone!

Maverick Arts Publishing  kindly provided a copy of Hedgehugs by Lucy Tapper and Steve Wilson, for this kids book review, published January 2014.  

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY It’s easy to enter! To win this book, tell us what name you’d give to a hedgehog by leaving a comment via our app below.  If you’d like to have a greater chance of winning, earn extra entries by using the app by joining our Newsletter, following us on Pinterest, Tweeting about the giveaway and other extra entry options.  Good Luck!

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19 thoughts on “WIN! A sweet book about friendship. Hedgehugs Review

  1. Avatar Tracy Nixon says:


  2. Avatar Michelle Richardson says:

    I’d call my hedgehog Harriet. She’d wear a blue ribbon in her hair and carry a yellow yo-yo.

  3. Avatar Jo Guilor says:

    Our resident hedgehog is called… Hedgie 🙂

  4. Avatar T Huynh says:

    Trix the Hedgehog

  5. Avatar kim neville says:

    I would call it Harley 🙂

  6. Avatar Janet Jones says:

    Hi, I think the little hedgehog should be called Roly x

  7. Avatar clair downham says:

    harry the hedgehog

  8. Avatar kim neville says:

    I would call it Harley

  9. Avatar kelly l says:


  10. Avatar Denise Taylor-Dennis says:

    I like the name Buster for a hedgehog.

  11. Avatar Ursula Hunt says:

    I would call it Martha as I know a Martha who is really spikey!

  12. Avatar Liz Briggs says:

    Isabelle the Hedgehog x

  13. Avatar Jessica Mcd says:


  14. Avatar Melanie Daniels says:

    Herbie 🙂

  15. Avatar Donna Wolfenden says:

    I would name my hedgehog Arnold and give him roast beef. I have a close friend with two foster hogs and that’s their favourite treat. She would love this book 🙂

  16. Avatar Charley Hesel says:

    Tweezle, just like the spiky thistle head

  17. Avatar Val Pownall says:

    Spike. Good name for a spikey hedgehog.

  18. Avatar Charlotte says:

    I would call my hedgehog Sonic!

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