Is it a porcupine? A pine cone with a face? No! It’s a hedgehog! Learn all about hedgehogs in this engaging Level 1 reader from National Geographic Kids, now with more than 200 books from Pre-reader to Level 3 in the series.
Packed with adorable photos of spiky, roly-poly hedgehogs, this book teaches kids all about these fascinating creatures, including their amazing features, behaviors, and habitats all over the world. Get an up-close look at a hedgie’s spines; learn about its snout, claws, and fur; and follow baby hoglets as they grow. Explore cozy hedgehog homes, trail along as they forage for fruits and insects, and so much more.
National Geographic Readers’ combination of expert-vetted text, brilliant images, and a fun approach to reading have proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators.
This level 1 text provides accessible information for animal-loving kids just beginning to read on their own, perfect to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!
About the series: This high-interest, educationally vetted readers series features magnificent National Geographic images accompanied by text written by experienced, skilled children’s book authors. Each reader includes a glossary and interactive features in which kids get to use what they’ve learned in the book. Level 1 readers reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. Level 2 readers feature slightly higher-level text and additional vocabulary words. Level 3 readers have more layers of information to challenge more proficient readers. For emerging readers, the Pre-reader level introduces vocabulary and concepts, and the Co-reader level provides a collaborative reading experience.
Praise for National Geographic Readers:
“Reliable in format and solid in execution, this series works well to introduce children of varying levels of reading comfort to nonfiction and research formats.”
—Maggie Reagan, Booklist
MARY QUATTLEBAUM loved playing pirates, reading ghost stories, and planting seeds in the family garden when she was a kid. And pirates, ghosts, and a garden are all featured in her books: Pirate vs. Pirate, Jo MacDonald Had a Garden, The Hungry Ghost of Rue Orleans, and Jackson Jones and the Curse of the Outlaw Rose. Her nonfiction picture books include Mighty Mole and Super Soil. Quattlebaum is the author of 20 award-winning children’s picture books, books of poetry, chapter books, and novels, and she is a popular presenter at schools and conferences. She teaches in the Vermont College MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults and at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She regularly writes for KidsPost and reviews children’s books for the Washington Post and Washington Parent. Her work appears frequently in children’s magazines such as Cricket, Spider, Ladybug, Highlights, and Scout Life.