cover image The Happy Hedgehog

The Happy Hedgehog

Marcus Pfister. NorthSouth, $6.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7358-1816-3

When his grandfather urges him to take advantage of his youth, a young hedgehog ventures out into the world and returns pleased with his life just as it is. ""The rather heavy-handed message overpowers the story,"" said PW, ""but spare, genial paintings of creatures on the run offer some comic relief."" Ages 5-8. (Mar.)