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Darling Hedgehog: Goes Down a Foxhole
by Auralee Arkinsly
Children’s Chapter Book
Paperback & ebook, 44 Pages
August 8, 2019 by Capture Books
Darling Hedgehog goes on an adventure to look for her parents who dropped out of sight.
Darling Hedgehog learns about the animal nature of things in high humor and carefree, cute, and winning episodes. Learn about opposites, homophones, and similes as two animals in nature roll into fantasy land. For children 4-8 or preschool and kindergarten, as a read-to-me picture book, and first grade and second grade as a chapter book.
Darling and Miss Fox come to life as Darling introduces herself to the strange animal who is Miss Fox. Miss Fox gives her gifts so that Darling is distracted from her mission. The two animals look for things to do together in fantastical attempts to be friendly. When Darling enters Miss Fox’s kitchen, she realizes that by nature, not all strangers are good for you. Will Darling save the day when it’s already dinner time?
Pictures similar to Charlotte’s Web and the Mercy Watson series are characterized and painted in full-color, though the pages are set up like a chapter book.
This book helps to train children in natural wisdom, analysis, and discernment. It helps to balance the teachings of acceptance of everyone and friendliness to all. There may be good purposes for everyone to exist under heaven, yet all purposes may not be good for a child. So, beware, and flee from crafty foxes especially when they are holding your parents in the pantry.
My review of Darling Hedgehog Goes Down a Foxhole
Darling Hedgehog Goes Down a Foxhole has adorable illustrations and a fable-like lesson. When Darling goes down the foxhole, she meets Miss Fox on the other side. As an adult, you know where the story is going. Foxes are used in fables to represent sly, tricky characters. The age range this is aimed at probably won’t understand that at first, so you’ll need to explain that if you read this to them.
Darling is very susceptible to Miss Fox’s trickiness because she wants her to like her. That’s a lesson to teach our kids too. Don’t change yourself to make people like you. And don’t take gifts from strangers! If you read this to your little ones, you will have quite a bit to explain to them since much of the story makes Miss Fox seem trustworthy. Also, Darling goes out of her way to find a way to make Miss Fox want to keep her around. Kids shouldn’t have to earn friendship, and like I said earlier, they shouldn’t have to change to make anyone like them.
About Auralee Arkinsly
Auralee Arkinsly writes in good humor about serious subjects because kids of all ages can learn a lot from laughing. Since opposites exist, she believes children can learn to identify the nature of things and get out of a risky situation. “Good Laughter sparks the mind.” She reckons if she can save some from the bumps and bruises, then she has done a good day’s work.
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