Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Book of the Week 3 - A New Coat For Spikey

THE BOOK - A New Coat for Spikey by Janet Slater Redhead
Spikey is a hedgehog who was born with beautiful, soft white hairs. Gradually these soft, white hairs turned into hard, sharp brown prickles. Spikey thought these were ugly and imagines having a different coat, like a bird, lamb, kitten, elephant, and kangaroo.

One day while imagining having a different coat Spikey learns that his dad was right and that his coat is useful. 


I didn't. This is my book from when I was a child. Munchkin LOVES it. You know what? So do I. I collect Cocky's Circle Little Books and this is one of our favourites.

The message is wonderful, you may want to change something about your appearance but it's your appearance for a reason, and no one else's.

I can see myself pulling this book out when munchkin is older and encounters bullying. I can also see us singing the song daily to drill the message in.

What are you currently reading?

Disclaimer: This is entirely my own opinion. I have not been paid by anyone for this review and have done it because I like the book. I also do not claim to be a writer, reviewer or anything other than a book lover.


  1. At my house, my 15 month old Flynn is loving a book called " Peekaboo Baby ". Its about a baby who just wants to play peekaboo, even though he's supposed to be eating breakfast, or getting dressed or getting ready for bed. A simple little childs book - and very cute!

  2. That sounds like an awesome book!

    Simple is best for kids.

  3. I also love Cocky's Circle little books and am now collecting them for my children :) Miss nearly 6 is just starting to read so they are fantastic for her. Do you have any double ups that you'd like to swap me at all?
    email me


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