All bookseller links are provided so you can get more information about a book. We have affiliate relationships with Barefoot Books, Amazon.com, and Tapestry Books. All revenue generated from sales through these venues is used strictly to cover website costs and minimize donation requests and fundraising campaigns.
Perhaps the most serious problem with current literacy campaigns is that they ignore, and even divert attention from, ... More
Summary: Happy Halloween! It's time for the Halloween party, but Hedgehug doesn't have a costume. His friends try to help as they make their way to the party. Will he be a ghost, a bunch of grapes, a mummy, or will he use his unique features to make the perfect costume? This seasonal picture book celebrates friendship and creative problem solving.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Reading Level: 2.1
Age of Child: Read with children ages 3 and 5.
Young Reader Reaction: My kids really liked Hedghug's Halloween. They loved the story and guessing what costumes Hedgehug would try. They asked for - and we read - this book many times.
Adult Reader Reaction: I liked the book's sweet story, cute illustrations, adorable characters, and a nice message about helping your friends. I was not surprised my kids liked Hedgehug's Halloween. It's a lovely and gentle book about animals with a tinge of humor and those books really appeal to my children.
Pros: Combine cute characters and a lovely narrative and you have a fun holiday story with a great message.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. It is such a lovely book and is a great book to check out of the library at Halloween. I'm not sure it would keep my children' attention year round.
Educational Themes: The story offers two themes that can open conversations with kids: the importance of helping a friend and being true to yourself, who you are, and recognizing your unique skills / assets.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.
Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, animal characters, Halloween, friendship, problem solving
Date(s) Reviewed: February 2016
Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.