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Written by John Kelham and illustrated by Ron Rigby, published by Sedgelock Publishing Ltd.


Herbert the Hedgehog Christmas Day


by John Kelham illustrated by Ron Rigby

Everybody knows that hedgehogs sleep through the winter. But did you know that one hedgehog family always wake up for one special day – Christmas Day? The trouble is that as that they are so very, very sleepy, all sorts of things can go wrong.

ISBN: 978-1-9999343-6-1

Herbert the Hedgehog Goes Shopping


by John and Linda Kelham illustrated by Ron Rigby

Herbert’s Mum, Mrs Spike, asks him to go to the shop for her to get some food for tea. It should be an easy task and Herbert sets off happily on his bike. But nothing’s ever easy when Herbert’s involved – he forgets to take his glasses and he can’t see a thing without them!

ISBN: 978-1-9999343-3-0

Herbert the Hedgehog Has a Birthday Party


by John and Linda Kelham illustrated by Ron Rigby

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 make the cake, then everything might have gone smoothly!

ISBN: 978-1-9999343-4-7

Herbert the Hedgehog Goes to School


by John and Linda Kelham illustrated by Ron Rigby

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.

ISBN: 978-1-9999343-5-4

Herbert the Hedgehog Gets a Job

by John and Linda Kelham illustrated by Ron Rigby

It’s a sunny morning and Herbert decides to get a job. He’d heard that Mister Rabbit was looking for someone to deliver the morning papers and thinks that is something that he could help with. It should be quite simple, but with Herbert involved, nothing ever goes quite to plan!

ISBN: 978-1-9999343-0-9

Herbert the Hedgehog Autumn Day

by John and Linda Kelham illustrated by Ron Rigby

Autumn has arrived and Herbert and his friends decide to help his Mum and Dad collect leaves so that they could make up the beds for their long winter sleep. But it’s very windy so collecting leaves isn’t as simple as it should be. Especially with Herbert involved!

ISBN: 978-1-9999343-1-6

Herbert the Hedgehog Underwater Adventure

by John and Linda Kelham illustrated by Ron Rigby

One minute Herbert is snuggled up in bed, and the next he’s at the bottom of the sea! There are lots of new creatures to meet, but some are more friendly than others. It really is a most extraordinary dream, but afterwards Herbert is left wondering if it had really been a dream at all!

ISBN: 978-1-9999343-2-3

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Herbert the Hedgehog was a popular series of children’s books in the 1980s, selling 10s of thousands of books as well as audio cassettes and book and cassette packs.

Let us introduce you to Herbert’s friends & family

Mr. Spike

I'm Herbert's dad. Herbert is a good little hedgehog, but he always gets into trouble.

Mrs. Spike

I’m Herbert’s mum. Herbert likes to help out around the house, but it never works out as he intends.

Charlie Owl

I live at the top of a big old oak tree where I like to sleep all day. But I can also keep an eye on Sedgelock.

Martha Mouse

I live with my mum and dad and lots and lots of brothers and sisters underneath the old barn.

Dhakira Deer

I live in the woods just outside of Sedgelock but I’m really close to all the woodland folk.

Felicity Fox

I live in a hole in the ground just behind Herbert’s cottage, but I sometimes go to the human town too.

Bastian Badger

I’m a cool dude - I like to listen to reggae music but I also love to sleep a lot!

Morgan Mole

I can’t see very well but I have a great sense of smell, so I know when Mrs Spike is baking a cake!!

Tommy Tortoise

Herbert likes to sit on my back and go for rides but he always complains I’m too slow!

Bobby Squirrel

I live in the same tree as Charlie owl and I love to play with all of the woodland folk.

Freddie Frog

I live in a little pond in Sedgelock. I can jump higher than any of my friends!

Oswald the Otter

I live on the bank of a river just close to Sedgelock. I like to go fishing with Herbert and Mr Spike.

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