Little Tales of Hedgehog and Goat - Paula Green

Little Tales of Hedgehog and Goat

By: Paula Green, Kimberly Andrews (Illustrator)

Paperback | 2 August 2022

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A charming illustrated chapter book for children six years and up about friendship and finding the magic in the everyday.

A delightful illustrated novel for children about a goat and a hedgehog who meet in a farm field and become best friends.

Goat has a tiny pink shed in a rolling paddock. She likes to stand on top of the little shed and dream of meeting other goats in other paddocks. Sometimes she looks at the sky and imagines the clouds are her friends, especially when they look like goats bouncing and bounding in their sky paddocks. Most of the time Goat is lonely. She wishes the family in the pink house at the top of the hill would find another goat for the paddock. A best friend goat.

One day, while Goat is looking at the sky and dreaming of having a best friend, she hears a strange squeaky sound coming from a ball of prickles. Goat realises it's a hedgehog, and that the strange squeaky noise is crying. This is the beginning of a most unexpected friendship, which somehow works even though Goat is a creature of the day and Hedgehog prefers the night. Life in the paddock is never boring now they can watch the clouds together, and from time to time they are joined by visitors. Even though the two characters never leave their paddock, excitement always has a way of finding them.

Chock-full of philosophy and rural charm, Little Tales of Hedgehog and Goat is made magical by Paula Green's prose and Kimberly Andrews' lively illustrations. It's a perfect bedtime chapter book to be enjoyed by child and adult, and all fans of Winnie the Pooh, the Wind in the Willows and Snake and Lizard.

About the Author

Paula Green ONZM is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded poets, as well as an acclaimed writer, reviewer and anthologist. She has published a number of acclaimed poetry collections for adults and children, and edited several anthologies. She is also the author of two picture books. In 2017, she received the Prime Minister's Award for Poetry and was admitted to the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Poetry. She lives in coastal West Auckland with her husband, the painter Michael Hight (they have two adult daughters), and champions Aotearoa's present and future poets through her two blogs, Poetry Box for children and Poetry Shelf for adults.

About the Illustrator

Kimberly Andrews is a trained biologist and geologist who grew up in the Canadian Rockies and has lived and worked in New Zealand, Borneo and the UK. Her picture books have been widely acclaimed and her Puffin the Architect series has been published in five languages. In 2019 she won the Russell Clark Award for Illustration for Puffin the Architect, the first story which she both wrote and illustrated. Kimberly lives with her husband and two young daughters in a shipping-container house near Wellington, where she illustrates and writes, and runs Tumbleweed Tees, a screen-printing business featuring her illustrations of New Zealand plants and wildlife.

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