One Christmas Night

K-Gr 2—Little Hedgehog does some holiday baking, decorates his house, and even thinks of the perfect gifts for his woodland pals. It's dark before he gets everything just right, except "something is still missing." A knock at the door brings the missing element—his friends, who all join him for a merry Christmas celebration. The large illustrations, with their silver glitter accents, are greeting-card cute and appealing. This is a sweet story with a simple plot and engaging artwork. However, all that sparkles is the glitter.—Virginia Walter, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Little Hedgehog worries that his home isn't "Christmas-y" enough. He receives help from his animal friends and gets into a holiday mood while learning that the true gift of Christmas is in giving and sharing with friends. Though the familiar lesson isn't new, the friendly text and glitter-enhanced illustrations speak directly to the target audience.

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