Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar
Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar
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Series: Hedgehugs Vol. 2   

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Annotation: Horace and Hattie watch a caterpillar become a butterfly and are inspired to attempt a transformation of their own.
Catalog Number: #129025
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Illustrator: Tapper, Lucy,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-627-79414-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-627-79414-5
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2015034860
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Horn Book
Hedgehogs Horace and Hattie (Hedgehugs) observe a caterpillar becoming a butterfly and wonder: "If they ate a lot and slept in a soft, silky bed, would they turn into something colorful and wonderful too?" (They do--sort of.) This slight story includes a nonscientific introduction to metamorphosis (caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly are never mentioned); colorful, vibrantly textured digital illustrations are eye-catching if a bit saccharine.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2&12; Horace and Hattie, the endearing hedgehogs from Hedgehugs , are back. While the best friends are out adventuring, they watch a caterpillar's transformation into a butterfly. After careful observation, they get the idea to eat tons and nap in a soft and silky bed, hoping that they, too, will awaken as colorful and wonderful as the butterfly. So after much munching and crunching, the two make a bed of flowers to nestle into and fall asleep. When they awaken, they question whether they have changed. Tapper's adorable artwork is a perfect complement to the simple text. VERDICT While perhaps not a must-purchase, this appealing read-aloud addresses both metamorphosis and how we can all be colorful and wonderful in our own ways.&12; Shana Morales, Windsor Public Library, CT
Starred Review for Kirkus Reviews
Hedgehog best friends Horace and Hattie are back, this time marveling at the wonder that is metamorphosis.As in their first outing, this book begins by introducing the two friends, sharing what they like to do together as well as apart. One day, the two find something “small and shiny and smooth” under a leaf. They are lucky enough to witness the caterpillar hatching from this egg (“egg,” “caterpillar,” “chrysalis,” “butterfly,” and “metamorphosis” are never used in the text). The “wriggly, stripy thing” starts to eat, and it eats and eats and eats and gets bigger, until one day “it made a soft, silky bed, and there it slept for many days and many nights.” The two then spy the cocoon opening; “something beautiful, colorful, and wonderful” crawls out and then flutters away. Taken with this process, Horace and Hattie decide to try it themselves. They eat and eat and eat, then pile flowers in a heap and crawl in to sleep. They emerge transformed and colorful, the petals stuck to their spines, and they can even fly…on their swings. The duo are delightfully naïve and filled with wonder and imagination. Tapper’s textured, digital illustrations have lots of details that will provoke smiles, as when Horace angrily points his finger in a “go away” gesture at a hungry bird, protecting the caterpillar. A delightful way to share metamorphosis with the littlest listeners. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Horn Book (8/1/17)
School Library Journal (12/1/16)
Word Count: 284
Reading Level: 2.3
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.3 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 190156 / grade: Lower Grades
Guided Reading Level: L

In this sequel to Hedgehugs , Horace and Hattie return for another sweet story of friendship. It's spring! And everything is colorful--rainbows in the sky and flowers blossoming on trees. When Horace and Hattie Hedgehog see a caterpillar become a butterfly and take flight, they decide to try a transformation of their own. When these two best friends put their minds to solving a problem, nothing can stand in their way!


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