How to be More Hedgehog

Publisher: Uclan Publishing

Lily cares passionately about wildlife and has lots of ideas for a school project about the environment. However, she dreads presenting her work to the class, as her stammer makes it difficult for her to speak in public. In contrast, her best friend Mia is a born performer, so they agree that Lily does the research while Mia concentrates on the presentation.

At first, this seems like a good solution, but Lily realises there are things she wants to say. She films herself practising but is devasted when her brother shares the video and it ends up online. She feels humiliated when people post cruel comments and her classmates – even Mia – snigger behind her back. Lily wants to hide away from everyone and hibernate like her favourite animal, the hedgehog, but knows that she must face her fears if she is to find her own voice.

This heart-warming novel incorporates themes of friendship, bullying, parental separation and environmental issues. It sensitively explores what it’s like to live with a stammer and will help readers to develop empathy and understanding. Each chapter heading features hedgehog drawings and facts, which are pertinent to Lily’s experiences and add another dimension to the tale.

More books like this

Hercules: The Diary of a (Sort Of) Hero

Author: Tom Vaughan Illustrator: David O'Connell

Hercules' plan to play it cool when he starts secondary school goes awry when he becomes a target for the school bully. With the arrival of his estranged Greek father, Hercules' popularity surges, but at what cost? With a generous smattering of Greek mythology, this laugh-out-loud tale explores the nature of friendship, love and loyalty with a perfect mix of…

Read more about Hercules: The Diary of a (Sort Of) Hero

Vivi Conway and the Sword of Legend

Author: Lizzie Huxley-Jones

Vivi must use her newfound powers to stop a ruthless tyrant from destroying the human world. This enthralling magical adventure seamlessly blends ancient Welsh mythology with a diverse cast of characters in a contemporary setting.

Read more about Vivi Conway and the Sword of Legend

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...