Review of Helping Herbie Hedgehog by Melissa Abramovitz

I just love hedgehogs. They are so cute. And even though they are described as being spiny, they look so much more cuddly than porcupines. That’s why  I’m happy to present to you today Melissa Abramovitz’s chapter book HELPING HERBIE HEDGEGHOG.

Helping Herbie Hedgehog

You are probably wondering what kind of help a little hedgehog needs.

In this clever rhymed picture book, Melissa presents Herbie with a series of choices. The young reader is given the job of helping Herbie choose the right thing. If the wrong thing is selected, Herbie might end up looking foolish. For instance, should he choose a tutu and ballet shoes to go jogging or sweat pants and track shoes? The young reader will know the answer. Herbie might go hungry if he looks for spaghetti hanging from a tree.  And he would surely make a mess if he tried to cook stew on the TV set. “Or is using the stove a better bet?”

Ch. 1 Helping Herbie Hedgehog

The artist, Robert Lee Beers, has illustrated Herbie to look like a cheerful little fellow who is a bit confused, but wants to know what the right thing to do is.

This book is recommended for children 6-8 and as a read aloud for younger children.

A bit of trivia:

The collective noun for a group of hedgehogs is array or prickle.

Each of the chapters, with titles listed below, contains several conundrums for the reader to help Herbie with.

Chapter 1, Places to Go

Chapter 2, Home Helpers

Chapter 3, Shopping for Clothes

Chapter 4, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Chapter 5, Exercise Time

Chapter 6, Shopping for Food

Chapter 7, Bedtime

Melissa Abramovitz is the author of more than 45 books and hundreds of magazine articles for children, teens, and adults. She specializes in writing educational nonfiction, but enjoys creating all types of fiction and nonfiction that make learning fun. She also enjoys helping other writers achieve their goals with her acclaimed book for writers, A Treasure Trove of Opportunity: How to Write and Sell Articles for Children’s Magazines. Her children’s picture book, ABCs of Health and Safety, was also published by Guardian Angel. www.melissaabramovitz.com

Robert Lee Beers is an award-winning artist and illustrator with an extensive artist portfolio. Besides doing the art for this book, he has authored several fantasy novels. Look for more of his illustrations in Guardian Angel books. He currently resides in Green Valley, Nevada. You can see more of his work at Kids Picture Book http://kidspicturebook.com/

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HELPING HERBIE HEDGEHOG is published by Guardian Angel Publishing, Publisher: Lynda S. Burch, from whom I purchased my copy.

Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

Saint Louis, MO 63128 USA

http://www.GuardianAngelPublishing.com

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tinamcho
    Mar 01, 2015 @ 23:44:07

    That’s neat kids can make choices with this chapter book!

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  2. barbarabockman
    Mar 02, 2015 @ 11:56:53

    I think so, too, Tina. Not many books are this interactive.

    Reply

  3. Melissa Abramovitz
    Mar 02, 2015 @ 13:47:48

    Thank you Barbara, I much appreciate your review!

    Reply

  4. barbarabockman
    Mar 02, 2015 @ 16:27:15

    Glad it pleases you, Melissa. I enjoyed doing reading and reviewing your book.

    Reply

  5. pennyannecole
    Mar 04, 2015 @ 01:49:09

    Hi Barbara and Melissa, I’m with you, cute and cuddly. My review will be up tomorrow. Thanks much. Penny (www.penelopeannecole.com)

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  6. barbarabockman
    Mar 04, 2015 @ 08:58:06

    Thanks, Penny. I plan to visit your blog.
    And I also Pinned the cover.

    Reply

  7. barbarabockman
    Mar 04, 2015 @ 09:08:55

    Thank you to Mark Ceilley, who sent me a nice comment by email. Melissa, he’s a kindergarten teacher and he loves the sound of your book.

    Reply

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