Today is Herbert’s birthday and his Mum, Mrs Spike, wants to make it a special day for him. She’s arranged a birthday party and all his woodland friends are invited.
If only she hadn’t let Herbert help make the cake, then everything might have gone smoothly!
Herbert the Hedgehog made his first literary appearance in 1984 with a series of three books published by Sedgelock Books, before being picked up by Hippo Books – part of Scholastic – in 1986 for another series. The books were a huge success, selling tens of thousands of copies and leading to the release of a Herbert Audio collection from Tempo Music, and narrated by Miriam Margolis.
Herbert also made a special appearance in Herbert the Hedgehog Goes to Sea – a story specially commissioned by the RNLI, which sold 25,000 copies through their mail order catalogue.
Now the original author and illustrator, John Kelham and Ron Rigby, have woken Herbert from hibernation and created a series brand new adventures to appeal to a new generation of readers.