M Christina Butler was born in Scarborough and now lives in Driffield, East Yorkshire. Christina has worked as a nurse, a pre-school nursery supervisor, and a governor at her local primary school, as well as writing a number of children's books, including ONE SNOWY NIGHT, also illustrated by Tina, for Little Tiger Press. Tina Macnaughton was born in Edinburgh and did a BA Honours in Illustration before going on to work as a graphic designer for Grosvenor of London and Hasbro. She now illustrates picture books full-time. She lives in Guildford.
PreS-Gr 1-When Little Hedgehog's nest blows away in a snowstorm, he retrieves his hat, scarf, and mittens and makes his way to his friend Badger's house. Along the way, he meets shivering field mice, an otter, and a doe and her fawn. He generously passes along his garments to these creatures and weathers the storm, safe and warm, with Badger. When the skies clear, the two of them make their way to the spot where Little Hedgehog's nest used to be and find a newly rebuilt, cozy house decorated with his winter accessories. The illustrations of the red and orange winter woolens have a feltlike fabric embedded in them to give readers a tactile experience. Macnaughton's soft and gentle full-page and inset pictures hold their own without this gimmick, complementing Butler's simple, sweet, and subtly didactic text.-Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"An ideal gift, with its heartwarming messages... making it a must." Good Book Guide"