Little Tales Of Hedgehog And Goat

A delightful illustrated novel for children about a goat and a hedgehog who meet in a farm field and become best friends.

Goat has a tiny pink shed in a rolling paddock. She likes to stand on top of the little shed and dream of meeting other goats in other paddocks. Sometimes she looks at the sky and imagines the clouds are her friends, especially when they look like goats bouncing and bounding in their sky paddocks. Most of the time Goat is lonely. She wishes the family in the pink house at the top of the hill would find another goat for the paddock. A best friend goat.

Goat is looking at the sky and dreaming of a best friend when she hears a strange squeaking coming from a ball of prickles. It’s Hedgehog, and she is crying.

This is the beginning of a most unexpected friendship. Though Goat is a creature of the day and Hedgehog hunts at night, life in their rolling paddock will never be lonely or boring again.

Chock-full of adventure and wisdom, tall stories and tiny poems, Little Tales of Hedgehog and Goat is a charming novel about friendship and finding the magic in the every day. It’s the perfect bedtime chapter book that will be enjoyed by child and adult, and all fans of Winnie the Pooh, Wind in the Willows and Snake and Lizard.

Written by Paula Green and illustrated by Kimberley Andrews

$19.99 incl. GST

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A charming illustrated chapter book for children six years and up about friendship and finding the magic in the everyday.


Jane Arthur, Good Books, Dominion Post ~ “Little Tales of Hedgehog and Goat just begs to be read aloud. It has the feel of a classic, with a wholesome, timeless, opposites-attract animal friendship…evocatively and firmly set on a New Zealand farm. To top it all off, it’s full of sweet black-and-white illustrations by one of the top illustrators of local kids’ books, Kimberly Andrews. A perfect, delicious package.”

Maria Gill, Kids Books NZ ~ “Children will find this book magical and want to read it again and again.”

Meet the Kiwi creatorsPaula Green

Find out more about Kiwi poet and writer Paula Green and illustrator Kimberly Andrews on their profile pages.




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Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin

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