Sunday, March 26, 2023

*Review* What Hedgehog Likes Best by Erwin Moser

Genre: Children's 3-6
Published: April 4, 2023
Pages: 32

The third book in the series of Moser’s rhyming opposites.

The hedgehog’s cozy as can be. Now count the ravens: one, two, three. 

What do an owl and a trout, a giraffe and a monkey, and a pelican and a koala bear have in common? In eleven spreads, Erwin Moser’s delightful rhymes and illustrations lets readers in on the fun.

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. This is my honest review. 

This is a rhyming "story" featuring various animals. Each page is very short, only one sentence long, so it's a nice quick read if that's what you're looking for. It's definitely a short, quick way to familiarize young kids with an assortment of animals. But there's not really a plot per say, which is why I put story in quotes earlier. 

The illustrations had a soft, wispy feeling to them. They were also fairly minimalist, focusing on the animals themselves without a lot of background activity. Overall I give this book 3.17 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

Erwin Moser was born in Vienna, Austria in 1954 and grew up in a village on Lake Neusiedl. He trained as a typesetter, and in 1980 began to create and illustrate his enchanting tales. For more than thirty years he published numerous children’s picture books, for which he received many awards and was shortlisted for the German Youth Literature Prize. His books, imaginatively written and illustrated, are remarkable for their warmheartedness and have earned their place in the canon of German-language literature for children and young adults. In 2014 the Erwin Moser Museum was opened in his home village of Gols. Erwin Moser died in 2017.

Alistair Beaton is a book author, playwright and translator, living in London. He speaks English, French, German and Russian.

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