Age 5-7 | Hardback | 48 pages | 150 x 150mm
Publication April 2019 | ISBN 9781912213634
When a new fence is put up, Hedgehog is left trapped outside her garden. Grandpa Burdock and Granny Dandelion must be creative to help her get home. A gentle story about the importance of community and looking after our environment.
Includes notes at the back of the book on how to make your own garden hedgehog friendly and how to make your own papier-mâché hot air balloon.
A new series introducing the Garden Tribe to the world of Celestine and the Hare.
Celestine and the Hare series:
- Small Finds a Home
- Honey for Tea
- Paper Boat for Panda
- Finding Your Place
- A Small Song
- Catching Dreams
- Bertram Likes to Sew
- Bert's Garden
- Helping Hedgehog Home
Karin Celestine lives in a small house in Monmouth, Wales. In their garden there is a shed and in that shed is another world. The world of Celestine and the Hare. It is a world where weasels are ruled by King Norty, pandas ride space hoppers and bears read stories to each other.
'Impressively illustrated throughout with the photography of author Karin Celestine, "Helping Hedgehog Home" is especially recommended for children ages 5-8 and will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to family, elementary school, and community library collections.' Midwest Book Review, September 2019
'All of Celestine’s books overflow with kindness, but this one is extra special. [...] Helping Hedgehog Home made us giggle; it made us fall in love with Grandpa Burdock; it encourages us to show warmth and kindness to neighbours; it tells us of the importance of taking time to sit and stare; and, thanks to the informative pages at the back, taught us some groovy facts about hedgehogs.' Family Bookworms
'This super-sweet altruistic tale bubbles over with kind thoughts and deeds; with a papier-mâché hot air balloon making activity and information about hedgehogs and how to help them at the end, it’s a delightfully playful, warm-hearted book for sharing with little humans.' Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub
'Karin Celestine creates worlds full of curiosity, kindness and adventure that can happen in any back garden or window box. Her characters open our eyes to the small wonders around us, and open our hearts to the small creatures we share our lives with.' Gill Lewis
'Adventurous, funny and clever, the clear and easy to read text make this book perfect for young readers and to share with the family or classroom. There is much room for both discussions about the natural world we share and for flights of the imagination. [...] Delightful and heartwarming.' Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories
'The latest in this series of quietly exquisite little books, continues with the theme of kindness and empathy. But there's a good dose of science and invention too and the excellent take home message that 'A Good Idea', delivered at the right moment has the power to change lives. Satisfying story line that the littlest children can follow and bigger ones enjoy, and illustrations with a charm somewhere between Flower Fairies and Tales of the River Bank. Perfect Easter reading!' Nicola Davies
Praise for the Celestine and the Hare series:
‘Karin Celestine’s wonderful, life-affirming books encourage us all to keep in touch with and to nurture the playfulness, exploration and hope of childhood. These are books that make the world a better place.’ Zoe Toft, Playing by the Book
‘I only wish these had been around when I was six.’ Nicola Davies
‘So beautiful you’ll want to climb into the pages.’ Mimi Thebo