One Christmas Night

M. Christina Butler, illus. by Tina Macnaughton. . Good Books, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56148-727-1

Little Hedgehog returns in a cozy Christmas adventure with glitter-accented pages. With the help of his mice friends, Little Hedgehog collects nuts, acorns, and holly twigs from the woods, which they turn into sparkly ornaments. The collaborators add a small dose of tension when Hedgehog plods through the snow after dark, searching for gifts for his friends, but it’s quickly diffused when Hedgehog bumps into Fox, who’s carrying presents. A simple story of holiday gift-giving and friendship. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)