On Tour with Prism Book Tours
We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you’ll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:
Launch – Author Interview
What inspired you to write DARLING HEDGEHOG GOES DOWN A FOXHOLE?
My author friend, Kathy Joy, had been visiting, and for a thank you when she went home, she gave me a card with a little stuffed hedgehog in a pink tutu. Well, I put it on my window ledge and that meant that I saw it there every time I opened my eyes in the morning. It really made me smile. One morning as I was slowly coming awake, the beginning of the story just came to me. I’d never written a children’s book, but I thought I’d like to try. Also, it is just in my nature to be a little quirky. I’ve also been known to give people out-of-the-box advice. All of these elements come to life in this story.
Hearts & Scribbles – Excerpt
Captive Dreams Window – Review
“Darling Hedgehog is an engaging book intended to teach children about stranger danger. I found the pictures to be irresistibly cute and aptly illustrated the story. Overall, a good book for children.”
Locks, Hooks and Books – Review
“. . . an adorable children’s story. It teaches some valuable lessons for very young readers. It, also, has some fun, vibrant and colorful illustrations by the talented Julia Swezy. The whole book was just a delight to read.”
Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review
“Darling Hedgehog Goes Down a Foxhole has adorable illustrations and a fable-like lesson. . . . Darling is very susceptible to Miss Fox’s trickiness because she wants her to like her. That’s a lesson to teach our kids too. Don’t change yourself to make people like you. And don’t take gifts from strangers!”
Bizwings Blog – Review
“Darling Hedgehog Goes Down a Foxhole has a great storyline. Every child has experiences with friends, so it’s a story they can relate to. . . . It’s well written and easy to understand.”
Wishful Endings – Excerpt & Review
Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama – Review
“This is a good book to teach children about strangers and the dangers of believing things that people may say. This is an especially important subject in the times we are living right now.”
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Excerpt
Splashes of Joy – Review
“The pictures were cute, and they did fit the story. And the book cover is adorable with Darling in her tutu. . . . It is a really cute story with great potential.”
Remembrancy – Excerpt
Andi’s Kids Books – Spotlight
Teatime and Books – Excerpt
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post…
Darling Hedgehog: Goes Down a Foxhole
By Auralee Arkinsly
Children’s Chapter Book
Paperback & ebook, 44 Pages
August 8, 2019 by Capture Books
Darling Hedgehog goes on an adventure to look for her parents who dropped out of sight.
Darling Hedgehog learns about the animal nature of things in high humor and carefree, cute, and winning episodes. Learn about opposites, homophones, and similes as two animals in nature roll into fantasy land. For children 4-8 or preschool and kindergarten, as a read-to-me picture book, and first grade and second grade as a chapter book.
Darling and Miss Fox come to life as Darling introduces herself to the strange animal who is Miss Fox. Miss Fox gives her gifts so that Darling is distracted from her mission. The two animals look for things to do together in fantastical attempts to be friendly. When Darling enters Miss Fox’s kitchen, she realizes that by nature, not all strangers are good for you. Will Darling save the day when it’s already dinner time?
Pictures similar to Charlotte’s Web and the Mercy Watson series are characterized and painted in full-color, though the pages are set up like a chapter book.
This book helps to train children in natural wisdom, analysis, and discernment. It helps to balance the teachings of acceptance of everyone and friendliness to all. There may be good purposes for everyone to exist under heaven, yet all purposes may not be good for a child. So, beware, and flee from crafty foxes especially when they are holding your parents in the pantry.
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About the Author
Auralee Arkinsly writes in good humor about serious subjects because kids of all ages can learn a lot from laughing. Since opposites exist, she believes children can learn to identify the nature of things and get out of a risky situation. “Good Laughter sparks the mind.” She reckons if she can save some from the bumps and bruises, then she has done a good day’s work.
One winner will receive a $25 Amazon eGift Card
Open internationally to those who can receive the gift card through one of Amazon’s branches
Ends September 2, 2020