Herbie`s Big Adventure ( Age 1 to 4 )
By : Jennie Poh
Publisher : Capstone Young Readers ( September 2016)
A lovely Autumn read-aloud full of seasonal features and colors!
Herbie the little hedgehog is growing fast. He has been in and around his home with his mommy. Finally, it`s time for his first "foraging adventure", his mother tells him. But little Herbie is not so sure about that at first. With his mother`s encouraging words he steps out alone, into the wide world.
He does not have much time to look around, as the westerly wind whisks him up and carries him to a far away wintry land. Herbie, for the first time in his life, experiences winter. When Herbie feels cold, a great snow bear keeps him close to her ( indicates hibernation ) until another wind carries him back to his mommy.
This little adventure is ideal for tiny adventure seekers. It introduces the word "forage" and supports a conversation about foraging.The book also touches on the concepts of seasons and hibernation while keeping the little ones wrapped up in a lovely motherly snuggle. The cute little Herbie`s image and his loving mother's are sure to capture little hearts! The book also encourages children to be more independent.
( With many thanks to Capstone Publishers and Netgally for the ARC copy )