Wednesday, 8 July 2015



Horace and Hattiepillar

By Lucy Tapper & Steve Wilson
Katelyn enjoying Hedgehugs Horace and Hattiepillar.
We were very kindly given a copy of Hedgehugs Horace and Hattiepillar from the lovely people at Maverick Arts Publishing. I have to say we have fallen in love with Horace and Hattie in this house, they are super cute hedgehogs and are the best of friends!
Horace and Hattie are the creation of a Husband and wife duo Lucy Tapper and Steve Wilson from Devon. They are busy parents to two girls, writers, illustrators and also run a gifts and bespoke personalised illustrations. You can find out a little more about Lucy and Steve here and their gift website here
Horace and Hattie munching and crunching.

From the blurb

Horace and Hattie are the very best of friends...
One day they find something tiny and interesting
under a leaf. But what is it?

Our thoughts??

The first thing that struck us was how beautiful the illustrations are. They're bright, colourful and very eye catching. If you look closely you can se that they are made up of different material prints and patterns and this makes it all the more sweeter.
The story it self is a really fun read for the children they thoroughly enjoyed the characters Horace and Hattie and their little adventure. We loved how they do everything together and how they looked after the baby caterpillar. They laughed when the baby caterpillar got bigger and bigger and bigger! 

Our Favourite part!

Horace and Hattliepillar nestles in their bed of flowers.
My children's favourite part of the story was when Horace and Hattie made a nest in the petals after eating loads of food to see if they would change into something beautiful, colourful and wonderful too! My children spent time discussing if they would or wouldn't change and what might happen next. They were so excited to see them flying on the swings with butterfly at the end.
All in all we really enjoyed reading the Hedgehugs book and would recommend this book to any one with younger readers. The pictures are very engaging and the story is easy to follow but exciting at the same time.
We were given a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% our own.

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