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Hedgie's Special Christmas (Hedgie and friends Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Ana Cloete

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Book Description

The Lovetree Workshop is a creative social enterprise. All are books are written and created in the UK. 50% of our profits go to charity.

Hedgie & friends Book Series: children's picturebook stories inspired by the beautiful English countryside and featuring little wildlife characters - each with their own individual personality. Hedgie is a shy little hedgehog living in Hampshire, who embarks on many adventures with his fellow countryside friends [5 unique characters]

Where else will you meet a noble eccentric robin, a vegetarian cooking fox, a sassy wise female owl, a sweet shy hedgehog and an inventive little squirrel [not to mention the other friends they meet along the way]?

The picture book series uniquely combines actual photographs with illustration. The photos have been taken in publicly accessible beautiful woodland areas in Hampshire, in the UK. The colourful and detailed illustrations bring the stories of an unlikely group of animal friends to life as they embark on many wonderful adventures.

The book series is inspired by 2 lovely children and the gorgeous woodland surrounds in the South of England. The author hopes that children and parents will have great fun reading the stories and spending time together, pouring over the details in the pictures and discovering new words and worlds together. We hope it will inspire young children to get out and about into the countryside and enjoy lovely scenes and fun times!

In "Hedgie's Christmas Story", Hedgie's plans for a Christmas party don't turn out quite the way he planned. Luckily his little woodland friends find a way to come to the rescue...

We do hope you enjoy it! Your feedback and ratings very welcome and much appreciated.

Find out more at and find out more about our company. Loads of other goodies and products available too. 50% of our profits go directly to charity.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3197 KB
  • Publisher: The Lovetree Workshop; 1.1 edition (15 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006CXMNW2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,013,496 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Ana Cloete is the author of the new children's book series "Hedgie and friends". The author is a South African born mum to 2, now living in the UK and based in Hampshire and loves wildlife and family time. The series is inspired by the British countryside and combines actual photographs of woodland areas in and around Hampshire in the UK, with colourful and detailed illustrations. The series features many woodland animals all brought to life as eccentric little characters each with their own particular traits.

2 titles have already been released: "Hedgie's Special Christmas" and "Hedgie Meets Queen Alexi-Rose". Digital editions can be bought through Amazon's KDP programme. Hard copies can be purchased from

The Hedgie and friends series is one of the ranges available from The Lovetree Workshop. The Lovetree Workshop is a social enterprise operating in Hampshire in the UK. 50% of the profits are donated directly to charity.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Cute! 27 Feb. 2012
By C. Dixon - Published on
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Nice story for small children. The main theme is the importance of friendship and how friends help each other through problems. This is a Christmas book and has a combination of photography and drawings.
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Story About Helping Out Your Friends 14 Dec. 2012
By James N Simpson - Published on
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This a nice story using forest animals to illustrate what makes friendship and even to a lesser extent Christmas itself, special. The basic plot revolves around a hedgehog who is hosting a Christmas party on Christmas Eve. However when he is returning from the store a big storm hits, when he reaches his home it has been destroyed. He starts to cry, an owl attracted by the noise of his wailing, instead of eating him, decides it will make his night special. It knows of a place, tells him when to arrive and communicates his loss with the other animals. Together they set out to make Hedgie night special. A fair range of animals are included in the story which is nice, the whole predator/prey thing is conveniently put on hold for the story to work. Each page has a photograph of the forest as background with a very basically drawn animal added into the foreground of each shot. A good story that teaches kids if something sad happens to someone they know, they should go out of their way to do something to cheer them up.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute! 13 Dec. 2012
By Tara C - Published on
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I purchased this book for my 5 year old who loves animals and is especially excited about Christmas this year. I loved this story and the moral of the story that all you need is friends/family to have a wonderful Christmas. I loved the other characters and it is definitely a cute book!
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful sweet positive story with lovely illustrations :-) 23 Jun. 2012
By sapphire - Published on
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Really lovely picture book! The characters are super sweet and each have their own unique and lovely personalities. In this series, the characters are nicely combined with beautiful forest photos which bring the stories to life and make for a realistic and yet magical settings. Great stuff. Also love that the stories are positive, happy and upbeat with the characters working and playing together to create happy outcomes. YAY! A nice substantial length read too which is great. Highly recommended! Keep up the great work! :-)
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