Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Rebecca Bender
Publisher: Pajama Press
A baby hedgehog asks his animal friends what they feel like. Toad is bumpy. Snake is smooth. Duckling is fuzzy. But how does Hedgehog feel? He feels happy!
This is a sweet children's book with acrylic and colored pencil illustrations. Each animal uses a simile to describe how they feel: "I feel slimy, like a slippery watermelon seed." Some of the comparisons should help children who haven't had direct contact with some of these animals to understand what they feel like. However, not all of the comparisons are things that children may be familiar with. For instance, they may not know what milkweed seeds feel like. Overall, this is a great book.