Helping Herbie Hedgehog, an easy reader chapter book by Melissa Abramovitz and illustrated by Robert Lee Beers, is a great fun adventure.
As he goes on his travels and about his daily life, Ms. Abramovitz has put Herbie in many silly situations requiring a choice or a decision. Then asks the reader what should Herbie do?
Here are the first examples:
Herbie wants to visit his cousin Rhea
Who lives in a country across the sea.
Should Herbie ride his bike to make this trip?
Or would you recommend a sailing ship?
Now Herbie wants to go to the planet Mars!
Will his rollerskates take him through all the stars?
Or might a rocketship whizzing through the air
Be more likely to help Herbie get there?
The artwork by Robert Lee Beers is clever, amusing, and adds to the fun of the story. The illustrations almost make hedgehogs seem cuddly, cute, if a little clueless.
This will be a great story for a read aloud.
I expect lots of giggles and laughter as the children enjoy Herbie’s funny choices.
Highly recommended for ages 5 through 8, and younger children will also enjoy it as a read aloud.
Title: Helping Herbie Hedgehog
Author: Melissa Abramovitz
Paperback: 16 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (February 15, 2015)
Available at amazon.com.
Penelope Anne Cole
Award Winning Author of Magical Matthew, and Magical Mea and Mágico Mateo (Spanish)