The Happy Hedgehog Band by Martin Waddell

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When the members of the Hedgehog Band get together for a jam session, the music is so infectious that the other animals of the forest decide to join in.
 

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Martin Waddell was born April 10, 1941, in Belfast, Ireland. He always wanted to be a professional soccer player. After having played for junior teams in Ireland, he left school at fifteen and held a variety of jobs, including working at a publishing company and as a night switchboard operator for a taxi company. Waddell is now one of the most prolific and successful contemporary children's writers, with more than one hundred books to his credit, some of them under his pseudonym Catherine Sefton. He won the 1986 Other Award, for his book Starry Night, which was also a runner up for The Guardian Childrenżs Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the Young Observer Teenage Fiction Prize. He has twice won the Smarties Book Prize, for Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep Little Bear? He also won the 1989 Kurt Mascher Award for The Park In The Dark, the 1990 Bets Book For Babies for Rosieżs Babies and has been shortlisted for the 1992 Smarties Book Prize for Along The Lonely Road. Jill Barton is the illustrator of many books, including "Grape Zoo", "The Pig in the Pond" (which was highly commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award), "In the Rain with Baby Duck "(which won the Boston Globe Horn Book Award) and "Rattletrap Car" (which was highly commended for the 2002 Sheffield Children's Book Award.) Jill is now a grandmother and lives in Devon.
 
Published August 29, 1991 by Walker Books Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Helen likes the sound and makes another, as do two more hedgehogs--each drum with its own distinctive sound (``Ratta-tat-tat'';

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A band of animals--egged on by a particularly gleeful hedgehog named Harry--make a joyful noise in the forest in this exuberant escapade. Barton's winsome, softly shaded watercolors chronicle the ense

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Barton's winsome, softly shaded watercolors chronicle the ensemble's journey from modest beginnings (one hedgehog, one drum) to a triumphantly cacophonous conclusion, where critters of every persuasion join in the al fresco jam session.

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