Florence the hedgehog loves spring. She loves summer, too, and autumn. But she doesn’t know if she loves winter because she always slept right through it. Florence goes on an adventure with her squirrel twin friends, to discover what winter is like. Will Florence and her friends find their way home through the dark and the cold and the snow? After all, it’s the best place to wait out a long, cold winter. Can you spot the bushy tail or sharp snout (with even sharper teeth) of the animal who follows Florence as she goes deeper and deeper into the forest? Can you spot the little mouse who accompanies the friends on their journey? This beautifully told autumn story features delightful illustrations introduce children to some favourite forest animals and the reassuring warmth of home after an adventure.
CATE JAMES studied at the Edinburgh College of Art. She visits schools, libraries and festivals to talk and create drawings with children, and has taken part in the Association of Illustrators annual show, and an exhibition of five illustrators at the Scottish National Gallery. Cate is currently Illustrator in Residence at the Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh, where she is working on a project with the children. This is the first book she has both written and illustrated, and it confirms her natural storytelling ability.