Herbert was running late for school, but that wouldn’t have been so bad if only he’d remembered his glasses! Without them he couldn’t see a thing!
He keeps barging into the wrong classrooms and causing all sorts of mayhem. But everything works out well when he gets to sing a song he’s written.
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.