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Herodotus the Hedgehog

More about Herodotus the Hedgehog

Herodotus is a curious little hedgehog who loves exploring the woods. One day he sees a bear leaving an offering of fruit and honey to the Great Spirit Bear, and he wonders if other animals worship the Great Spirit Bear too.


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So he decides to talk to the other animals in the forest, and discovers that they each believe something different. Herodotus is fascinated by their ideas, but eventually he’ll have to decide what he believes in himself.

This thoughtful, engaging book will prompt readers to ponder their own beliefs and ideas about life’s big questions.


Reviews for Herodotus the Hedgehog

Kirkus Reviews
“Buquet’s generously sized illustrations, executed with oil paints in a monotype printmaking technique, have a cultivated simplicity in their palette and design that mirrors the subtle message of the narrative. . . . A Zen-infused tale about the importance of paying attention to now, delicately relayed without heavy baggage or lifting.”

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