Horace and Hattiepillar by Steve Wilson

Horace and Hattiepillar

Written by Steve Wilson
Illustrated by Lucy Tapper
Part of the Hedgehugs Series

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Best friends Horace and Hattie find an egg under a leaf. The two little hedgehogs watch a caterpillar crawl out, and keep watching as it eats and eats, and turns into a chrysalis. They are there to see the butterfly emerge too and it makes them want to transform themselves into something colourful and wonderful. A sleep in a fluffy bed of flowers has an almost magical effect, and they even find a way to fly too – on swings! This charming little story works as an introduction to the life cycle of the butterfly but is also a sweet and inspiring story about the natural world, and about friendship. ~ Andrea Reece

A Piece of Passion from Maverick Arts Publishing Everyone at Maverick loves Hedgehugs and we are so excited to have a second book to offer. Hattiepillar (as we call it), really is a very sweet story and shows Horace and Hattie’s inquisitive nature and love of discovery. The illustrations, done by Lucy, are superb with a real charm to them. There will definitely be more Hedgehugs books coming along in the future.


Horace and Hattiepillar by Steve Wilson

Horace and Hattiepillar introduces the curious nature of the two adorable hedgehogs, when they find something little and interesting under a leaf. They watch the little catterpillar grow and transform into a beautiful butterfly and then they decide they want to be beautiful too.

Hedgehugs was first published January 2014 and has built a dedicated following of fans. It has been shortlisted for several awards including the Evening Standard’s Oscar’s First Book Prize, The People’s Book Prize and The Heart of Hawick Award.

You can find Hedgehugs games, activities and downloads at www.hedgehugsofficial.com

And the Hedgehugs are on facebook too!

About the Author

Steve Wilson

This husband and wife team live in a little cottage in Devon with their two daughters.

Lucy Tapper is an illustrator and entrepreneur. She is never without her sketchbook and pencil.

Steve Wilson is a television presenter and author, with a long history in kids TV and music.

Their combined talents created the adorable Hedgehugs series of books and products, starring Horace & Hattie.

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32 pages


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Publication date

28th May 2015




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