Friday, June 21, 2013

Hedgehog Digs into Reading!

The Cutest Hedgehog You Ever Did See 
is reading books in the Library!

This image is from Etsy, I am not selling it, just adoring it

Hedgehogs?  Really?  Hedgehogs?  My colleague, Michelle, would say "whaaaaat?" Who needs a hedgehog?!

"Dig into Reading" has me busy discovering new flannel frontiers.  I would never imagine" me" with a hedgehog.  But yesterday I did a search on Google Images for a hedgehog template and found this absolutely adorable hedgehog on Etsy.  Honestly, this hedgehog is too darn cute.  I could be best friends with this hedgehog!  I would read lots of hedgehog stories if this little sweetie was in my library.  Piper would not be pleased if this hedgehog joined our team. Nuh-unh.  And yet...I just may have to make this hedgehog.

Here's what happened next:  I made a sketch

And then:

With my flannel hedgehog I'll recite the ever familiar Brown Bear lines with a bit of British finesse!
Hedgehog Hedgehog whatever do you see?
I see a Squirrel looking at me
a Snake
a Spider

Hedgehog, hedgehog whatever do you see?
I see a little boy looking at me!

I found these free coloring pages  while searching for a template. The one with the worm, well that's just Dig into Reading Hedge-HOG- Heaven!!

Just want to say, this has been smashing but need to run off.  Piper's offered me a quiet spot for a kip.  She's my new pal!  Bye now. ~ The Hedgehog

P.S. (Piper Script) The perfect book for our Hedgehog night: Christina Butler's The Special Blankie


  1. Thanks for sharing and hosting this week. I love hedgehogs too and this is a real cutie!

  2. Hi Jane,
    I love your blog (and of course Piper)! I am a huge fan of the collage technique you use for your flannel board figures. I may have written you before about this technique (once I hit 40 a "few" years back the ol' memory ...) but I have forgotten (lol) I have watched Kari's lovely video and have made one flannel, but I still have trouble visualizing and carrying out the technique for more complicated pieces. Would it be possible for you to photograph and describe each step some time when you are making a future set? I am sure you have lots of extra time!! Thanks again Jane for the wonderful work you are doing with children and families. Have a great summer!

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    1. Lois, my computer is not complying tonight. Check out the tutorial on No, David. Hope it helps ~ jane


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