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Count up all the hedgehogs snoozing in the garden in this charming story by New Zealand's best-known children's author - now in board book for little hands!

Teach your baby to count with this delightful board book story about hibernating hedgehogs from the creator of Hairy Maclary and Friends.
It is winter, and the garden is full of sleeping hedgehogs.

All is peaceful now, but what will happen when they wake up in spring?


...this book rollicks along, rhyming and counting, with pictures crammed with hedgehogs (spot the cat on most pages) all hibernating away while a little girl ponders the impending traffic jam in spring.

Dinah, Children's book review

A very sweet book about hedgehogs. It includes counting in ones up to eight and talks briefly about seasons (winter and spring). The book also makes reference to the fact that some animals, in this case hedgehogs, hibernate during winter.

Harriet Jane Mitchell, Good Reads

Great book for children learning to count.

Cai, Good Reads

A cute counting book with hedgehogs in their garden habitat.

Julie, Good Reads

Children can count with their fingers from one to eight as you page through this cumulative story, finding hibernating hedgehogs all over the countryside.

Vivian, Good Reads

Loved this book . . . One of our favourites for bedtime stories.

Suzy, Good Reads

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Formats & editions

  • Board Book


    December 3, 2018

    Puffin MR

    30 pages

    RRP $15.99

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