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Somebody Always Cares

Lana Vatsel

  • Illustrator: Kristi Kangilaski
  • Language: Estonian
  • Päike ja Pilv
  • 2016, 37 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949972081
  • fiction, picturebook
  • Age: 3+
Rights sold: Danish

In a little house, deep in the woods live a mommy-hedgehog and her baby. The hedgehog-mommy has big, sharp quills, but her son doesn’t have any yet. The hedgehog-mommy won’t let her baby play in the woods until he is older. Yet, early one morning when the hedgehog-mommy has gone outside to gather apples, the little hedgehog-baby wakes up and creeps outside to inspect the big wide world. He rustles through the leaves, listens to exciting forest sounds, and marvels at fish swimming in the river. There is so much interesting around us! But all of a sudden, it is dark and cold outside. The little hedgehog can’t find his way home – he is lost!

2015 The Knee-High Book Competition, 1st place, Special Prize