HOVIS THE HEDGEHOG: BONFIRE NIGHT by Lynda Leigh-Crawford & Lawrence David.
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AMAZON.CO.UK BLURB: This is an enchanting tale of Hovis the hedgehog. Who has to say a sad farewell to his home, as it is being used for a bonfire on Guy Fawkes night. He scurries to the nearby forest to find shelter and a new home.
FIRST LINE OF FIRST VERSE: Children building higher and higher, they're getting excited about lighting the fire.
MEMORABLE MOMENT: The illustrations.
SOURCE: A gift from Mr T for my hedgehog book collection.
MY THOUGHTS: A good addition for the home/school library but I have read better, much better, when it comes to books with an environmental message at their heart.
Written - not particularly well it has to be said (some of the rhyme is pretty lame, the grammar not always what it might be) - in verse. My concern being that the message behind the story (that of wildlife and fire safety come November the fifth) whilst an important one, far outweighs the actual telling of the story.
Still, good illustrations though the more I look at Hovis the less typically cute and cross-looking I find him.