The hibernating Hedgehog asks Rabbit to save him a little bit of winter to share in the spring. Oh dear, Rabbit is so forgetful. How will he ever remember his promise all through the long winter? Full color.
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Paul Stewart has written many novels and short stories for both children and adults. The Birthday Presents is his second picture book about Rabbit and Hedgehog. He lives in Brighton, England, with his wife, Julie, and his two children, Joseph and Anna.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-Every year just before winter arrives, Hedgehog settles down for a long nap. Wondering what that season is really like, he enlists Rabbit to save "a little bit" of it for him. Rabbit agrees to help but is forgetful. Midwinter, Rabbit comes across a message inscribed on the bark of a tree reminding him of the request and comes up with an ingenious way to preserve a piece of winter for his appreciative friend. Children will laugh at the animals as they toss zippy dialogue back and forth as real friends do. Riddell alternates full-color and white backgrounds and full-page and spot illustrations effectively. The facial expressions and comic mannerisms of the creatures will allow youngsters plenty of opportunities to surmise how the story is progressing while the endpapers and illustrations echo the seasonal changes beginning in the throes of winter and ending in the lushness of spring.
Lisa Gangemi Krapp, formerly at Sousa Elementary School, Port Washington, NY
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060282789
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060282789 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0013726