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Sunday 30 August 2015

Review: Go Home, Little One!

Florence the Hedghog lives in the bottom of a tree, right below squirrel twins Harry and Barry. She loves spring. She also loves summer and autumn but she's not too sure about winter because, well--she sleeps right through it.

This particular winter, Florence tells her mum she'd like to play with Harry and Barry. Mum reminds her they must soon batten down for winter ... it's starting to snow ... but Florence goes anyway.

As the friends run deeper into the forest, other animal friends warn Florence that she really should go home, but the little hedgehog is having too much fun. She's enjoying the feel of cold snow under her feet. She just wants to play a little longer.

Things get cold and dark quickly--can Florence and the squirrels find their way home?

This is a simple, familiar storyline about wandering away then finding one's way home. The illustrations are super cute and a joy to look at, with a nice balance of full page scenes and charming vignettes.

A book for bedtime.

Title: Go Home, Little One!
Author/Illustrator: Cate James
Publisher: Words & Pictures, $22.99 RRP
Publication Date: 26 August 2015
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781910277126
For ages: 2 - 6
Type: Picture Book