Hedgie's Surprise by Jan BrettHedgie's Surprise by Jan Brett

Hedgie's Surprise

byJan BrettIllustratorJan Brett

Hardcover | September 11, 2000

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Jan Brett's beloved character Hedgie stars in this charming story about a little Tomten who gets tired of porridge for breakfast and starts stealing Henny's eggs. But Henny wants a brood of chicks and she needs her eggs. With the help of clever Hedgie, she substitutes an acorn, a strawberry, a mushroom and finally a potato in her nest. But nothing stops that Tomten until the little hedgehog hides in Henny's nest: when the Tomten reaches in to get his morning treat, all he gets is a handful of prickles. He runs home for porridge and never comes back again! Intricate needlepoint patterns of Scandinavian designs frame the characters reacting from the borders in this beautiful picture book set in Denmark.
With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrat...
Title:Hedgie's SurpriseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.63 × 8.75 × 0.4 inPublished:September 11, 2000Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399234772

ISBN - 13:9780399234774

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


From Our Editors

Based on Jan Brett’s hugely popular book The Hat, this is the story of our pal Hedgie who gets involved in a fun and exciting new adventure. When a little Tomten, a friendly spirit from Nordic folklore, starts stealing Henny’s eggs after tiring of porridge for breakfast, Henny and Hedgie replace the eggs with first a potato, then an acorn and finally a strawberry. But that does nothing to stop the little Tomten… until one morning he reaches for an egg and instead gets a handful of prickles in Hedgie’s Surprise.