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What can you do when you are a tiny hedgehog, and your parents keep telling you to roll into a ball and defend your life with your spikes? So much worry and constantly having to hide from danger leaves you with no fun, no play and no friends. Or does it? Hank Hedgehog lives in a beautiful forest surrounded with all sorts of animals, both dangerous and friendly. His parents ...more
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Published June 6th 2017 by Lulu.com
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Gisela Hausmann
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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My father, who was an elementary school principal for 30 years would have loved this book "Spikes for Hank" by Anita Kovacevic. It's a complete educational package.

1) There is the story: Little Hank, the hedgehog, is born. His parents, keenly aware of the danger that threatens baby animals in the forest are worried about him non-stop. They teach him how to roll up in a ball so he won't be attacked, they guard each one of his step, and they don't want him to venture out on his own.

2) The hedgeh
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Kathryn Curzon
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Spikes for Hank is a great educational book for children that offers so much more than just a bedtime story. It has topics to get children thinking, fun activities and really encourages children to learn the art of acceptance, self-love and compassion for others. A great read for families and children of all ages. Plus Hank is a lovely character!
B.J. Tiernan
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this delightful picture book, Hank, the hedgehog, learns a lesson he will not soon forget. With good intentions, Hank's 'helicopter' parents try to over protect him, keeping him from being himself, from playing freely, and from enjoying his life. By constantly reminding him to protect himself from harm and from the joyous world around him by using his spikes, his parents unwittingly instill a fear in Hank that leads him to dislike himself and his appearance, ultimately leading to great loneli ...more
Phoenix Rainez
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A delightfully illustrated children's story book

Hank is a delightful story book all young children will enjoy reading and parents will find the questions asked at intervals throughout the story, will encourage children to not only listen and look at the pictures, but take a moment to think about what they have read or listened too.

Hank is a young hedgehog with over protective parents who want to keep him inside so he won't get hurt. Of course Hank gets bored and unhappy that he can't go out and
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Tammy Varner Hornbeck
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Aug 22, 2017
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Storytelling and poetry have always been my passion. Teaching English for over twenty years has inspired me to write, illustrate and publish my stories.

Today, my list of published books, in multiple genres and age groups, has grown to a list I am proud of. I participated in a charity anti-bullying e-book project Inner Giant, both the Awethologies (Light volumes), story collections by a worldwide
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