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Spike: The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles

Spike: The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles

Spike, a little hedgehog, has always had impressive prickles. Feeling very embarrassed, he goes in search of something to cover himself, from a paper lampshade to a tea cup to a very stinky sock. Then he discovers a big bunch of balloons, which takes him across the world and ends... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781788002066
Barcode 9781788002066
Published 28 November 2018 by Nosy Crow
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Willis, Jeanne
Illustrated by Jarvis
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ISBN-13 9781788002066
ISBN-10 1788002067
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Nosy Crow
Imprint Nosy Crow Ltd
Publication Date 28 November 2018
International Publication Date 2 August 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Willis, Jeanne
Illustrated by Jarvis
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 273mm
Height: 270mm
Spine: 3mm
Weight 220g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 953482

Description of this Book

Spike, a little hedgehog, has always had impressive prickles. But one morning, after a particularly scary dream, he wakes up completely bare! Oh no! Feeling very embarrassed, he goes in search of something to cover himself, from a paper lampshade to a tea cup to a very stinky sock. But nothing stops the other animals giggling at him. Poor Spike! Then he discovers a big bunch of balloons, which takes him across the world and ends in a very satisfying POP! and a very prickly party.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jeanne Willis wrote her first book when she was five - a slim volume about cats written in pencil and stitched together with a painfully blunt needle so that it looked like a 'real' book. After that, there was no turning back. Having been fired from her Saturday job - selling cowboy boots on the Kings Road - for chewing gum, and after a brief career as a reptile vet's assistant, she worked as a copywriter and had her first picture book published at the age of 21 (which she wrote whilst pretending to be busy creating adverts for cognac). She has since written over 300 books and has won several awards, which are arranged in the attic where she works, along with her collection of caterpillars, pink-toed tarantula skins and live locusts. Jeanne has a keen interest in Natural History and has lost count of the number of species featured in her books, including everything from slugs to sloths. She is currently into corvids - especially Nosy Crows. Jarvis is the illustrator of Poles Apart and I'm In Charge. He wants the books he creates to be very personal, and particularly loves the nature of children's books, what they can do and how they can be kept and loved as little treasures.

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