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Everyone needs hugs, even if they're prickly.

When Hedgehog wakes up feeling down in the snout and droopy in the prickles, he knows a hug will make him feel much better. But none of his animal friends are eager to wrap their arms around Hedgehog's prickles, and he's too smart to fall for Fox's sly offer.

Then Hedgehog gets a surprise: Another animal in the forest is feeling exactly the same way.

Luckily, both are kind and brave enough for the perfect hug.

About the Author

Jen Betton

Jen Betton loves to draw and make up stories with her pictures. In Kindergarten she got into trouble for drawing presents on a picture of Santa, and shes been illustrating ever since. Her picture books include TWILIGHT CHANT, written by Holly Thompson, published with Clarion, and her upcoming debut as an author-illustrator, HEDGEHOG NEEDS A HUG, published with Putnam.

She has a BA in English, and a BFA and MFA in Illustration. She now lives in Boston with her husband and two children. You can see more of her work at www.jenbetton.com

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