Hedgehog and the Log

By Pam Fong (Author)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


Hedgehog loves his new home. But even before he can set foot inside, his house is destroyed. No matter how much he cries, yells, complains, worries, or even feels sorry for himself, Hedgehog is powerless to change the situation. It isn’t until he learns to see things differently that Hedgehog turns his obstacle into an opportunity.
With its tender, openhearted text and beautifully rendered illustrations, Hedgehog and the Log is about acceptance, perseverance, and, most of all, hope.
“Told in accessible language, this simple tale offers a sound lesson in resilience while never verging on the didactic . . . . An endearing package of encouragement and affirmation.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Fong is a dab hand at creating charming tales with strong SEL underpinnings, and this is no exception. Kids will identify with many of Hedgehog’s emotions and appreciate his tenacity—not to mention his incredible cuteness. Hedgehog resembles a brownish pom-pom wearing a tool belt, and his forest home is softly rendered and welcoming.”—Booklist

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Pam Fong is the author-illustrator of Rou and the Great RaceOnce Upon a Forest, and A Spark in the Dark. After decades working in the art world, Pam is now committed to the important work of creating timeless picture books. She earned a degree in visual arts and art history from the University of California, San Diego, and a master of arts management from Carnegie Mellon University. She lives in San Diego, CA, with her family. She invites you to visit her online at www.pamfong.com.

Pub Date: 1/30/2024

ISBN: 9781454948537

Price: $18.99 / $24.99 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 40 pages, all in color

Trim: 10 x 10 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Picture Books

Age Range: 4 to 8

Publisher: Union Square Kids