PreS-Gr 2-Normally, Little Hedgehog would be asleep at Christmas, but the cold wind wakes him up. From out of the blue (literally) comes a gift from Father Christmas-a red woolly hat, just the perfect size, except for his pesky quills. When the hat is all stretched out, Little Hedgehog rewraps it and leaves it on Rabbit's doorstep. He in turn gives it to Badger, who then passes it on to Fox. Heading out one evening, he comes across poor Little Hedgehog, unconscious in the snow. Fox wraps him in the hat and takes him to Rabbit's house, where Rabbit and Badger are having dinner. Little Hedgehog wakes up long enough to admire his nice warm blanket, and the other animals decide that the hat is perfect for him. Macnaughton's illustrations are simple and charming and the red hat has a touchable velvety texture, making this a good story for both intimate and large settings.-M. A. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
A red fuzzy hat to touch throughout the pages is the big attraction in One Snowy Night by M. Christina Butler, illus. by Tina Macnaughton. Little Hedgehog finds the fuzzy gift from Father Christmas when it lands with a "Thud!" Unfortunately his "prickles" prevent him from wearing it, so he rewraps it and gives it to his friend, Rabbit. The hat is passed along between friends, cheering up each one's wintry night, until the gift comes full circle. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.