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Henry the Hedgegnome’s Blog Page

Find out what your favourite little hedgehog has been up to.

Being a children’s book character is not as easy as you might think. It’s not just sitting around waiting for the next story to happen. No. Henry the Hedgegnome leads an active social life being a superstar, and here is the place to keep up with his news.

Henry the Hedgegnome gets a Google Doodle

Henry the Hedgegnome gets a Google Doodle

Henry the Hedgegnome gets a Google DoodleThere are only so many days in a year, and there is only one Google Doodle per day, so it is a real honour to get one. If you want to know more about Henry the Hedgegnome and his Google Doodle, then a quick Google search will...

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Henry the Hedgegnome on Dragon’s Den

Henry the Hedgegnome on Dragon’s Den

WE'RE EXCITED TO SHARE THE NEWS FINALLY, THE SECRET CAN BE REVEALEDHenry the Hedgegnome on Dragon's Den. It's been tough keeping the secret, but now we can reveal the news. Henry the Hedgegnome is to appear on Dragon's Den. Over the years, numerous animals have...

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Hedgehog sings Christmas song.

Hedgehog sings Christmas song.

Celebrity hedgeghog and children's book superstar, sings Christmas song.What happens when you give a 40 year-old hedgehog a microphone and a 15 year-old song? Click the image to watch the video.Henry the Hedgegnome releases a Christmas song videoIt's December, the...

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What colour socks?

What colour socks?

Henry the Hedgegnome needs your help. Henry the Hedgegnome is getting ready for a new adventure, but he can't decide what colour socks to wear. What colours do you think his stripy socks should be in the new book? Post your suggestion either in the comments below, or...

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What’s your favourite soup? January is soup month.

What’s your favourite soup? January is soup month.

January is Soup Month. Yummy! The weather might be cold, wet, and windy, but a nice big bowl of soup will soon warm you up. It doesn't need to be Soup Month for Henry the Hedgegnome to be making a huge pot of soup. The recipe he is making now is full of...

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Hobbit Day

Hobbit Day

The Hobbit - Doesn't look a year under 80! It doesn't matter if you are eleven or eleventy-one we all love an excuse for a feast, but not as much as a hobbit. Happy birthday Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. What's the best food for a joint birthday party? Did you know, the...

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Doodle Day

Doodle Day

See your artwork on Henry the Hedgegnome’s website. Send your picture of Henry the Hedgegnome to henrypics@hedsite.co.uk and get your artwork on the Henry the Hedgegnome website. Free pictures to colour in are available on the freebies page Click here to get...

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Henry the Hedgegnome goes to Landrake.

Henry the Hedgegnome goes to Landrake.

Henry the Hedgegnome's pre-school visit. Henry the Hedgegnome went over the border and into Cornwall today. A big thank you to everyone at Sir Robert Gefferys Pre-School in Landrake, Cornwall, for asking us to visit. The children were so enthralled by the stories they...

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Scrabble Day is a day for spelling things out

Scrabble Day is a day for spelling things out

It's Scrabble Day. Henry the Hedgegnome has been spelling out his name, and Henry gives him a score of 11. Fortunately, he is on a triple word score, so he actually scores 33. What does your name score? A is worth 1 B is worth 3 C is worth 3 D is worth 2 E is worth 1...

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Henry the Hedgegnome fans dress up for World Book Day.

Henry the Hedgegnome fans dress up for World Book Day.

Thanks to the growing army of little Henry the Hedgegnome fans who love him every day of the year. It's World Book Day, and this little fan couldn't go to pre-school without wearing her Henry the Hedgegnome T-shirt. Check out this amazing Henry the Hedgegnome costume...

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W is for World Book Day 2017

W is for World Book Day 2017

World Book Day 2017. Reading is your gateway to the world. Henry the Hedgegnome is pointing to the places where you can buy his books. Whether you live in America, Zimbabwe, or anywhere in between, Henry the Hedgegnome children's books are available around the world....

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M is for Milk

M is for Milk

MILK! What is Henry the Hedgegnome up to? This week he's had flour, eggs and milk. It sounds like a recipe. Maybe we will find out tomorrow.

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E is for Eggs.

E is for Eggs.

EGGS! What is Henry the Hedgegnome up to? Yesterday, he had a bag of flour. Today he has got eggs. Maybe we will find out tomorrow.

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P is for Pancake Day

P is for Pancake Day

Everyone loves pancakes… and they are so simple to make. All you need is… FLOUR… EGGS… and MILK… And you get… PANCAKES! The hardest part about making pancakes is deciding on the filling. What will you put in yours?  ...

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Fashion Week

Fashion Week

Henry the Hedgegnome knows a thing or two about fashion. You can't go wrong with stripy socks. How was your Fashion Week?

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S is for Skiing

S is for Skiing

SKIING! Henry has also learned that S is for… Snow St Moritz Switzerland Slalom and Ski Sunday Henry the Hedgegnome is jolly excited about the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

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6 Nations Rugby

6 Nations Rugby

Counting with the 6 nations 1 trophy 2 points for a conversion 3 points for a drop goal or penalty 4 points for a match win 5 points for a try 6 nations

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H is for Happy Hedgehog Day

H is for Happy Hedgehog Day

Hedgehogs need our Help Build a Hedgehog house. Cut a hole in the bottom of the fence for them to get in and out of your garden. If you are lucky, you might find one hiding in your hedge.  Want to learn more about hedgehogs? click buttons to visit websites

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It’s Disc Jockey Day

It’s Disc Jockey Day

Listen up Pop Pickers Everyone loves a good party, and no party would be complete without some music. What is on your playlist? Add your choice in the comments below, and let's get the Henry the Hedgegnome party started.

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Bristol Post discovers Henry.

Bristol Post discovers Henry.

Bristol-born author gains success after 40 years of hibernation. Bristol-born author, Richard Heddington, finds success with a series of children's books four decades after first drawing 'Henry the Hedgegnome' in school. Read on the Bristol Post website here. Bristol...

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January is soup month.

January is soup month.

Did you know… January 2017 is Soup Month. What's your favourite soup? Henry the Hedgegnome loves all kinds of soup. He has soup for lunch when he is having a busy day. He even has Christmas soup  with sprouts in it. Read all about the soup loving Henry the Hedgegnome...

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The snow is coming, we can snow angel.

The snow is coming, we can snow angel.

The weather has turned cold and we have been told to expect an icy blast across the country. It can only mean one thing… SNOW ANGELS! Unless you would rather build a Snow Hog… or have a snowball fight… or go skating. Whatever you do in the snow, have fun. Read about...

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The word is spreading

The word is spreading

News about the Henry the Hedgegnome cake is spreading. This time it is on the front page of the Midweek Herald website under the heading of 'Don't miss'. Read it here!  

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Happy HOGmanay!

Happy HOGmanay!

It's HOGmanay. Henry the Hedgegnome wishes everyone a very happy new year. ‪This year is set to be the best 2017 we have ever had. Make the most of it. Happy new year from everyone at Hedgegnome HQ. xxx  

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In the news

In the news

Devon newspaper reports on Richard's leaving. https://www.viewnews.co.uk/richard-hangs-camera-axminster/

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A voyage of discovery

A voyage of discovery

Henry takes a twist on the old saying and sets off to be discovered by the world. To be discovered by the world, you must first lose sight of the land.   Sign up to his newsletter to follow his progress. https://hedgegnomes.co.uk/subscribe/

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The adventure begins

The adventure begins

Richard is on the move. After sixteen years of working as a photographer and videographer, today sees the end of one era and the start of a new one. For those who didn't know, I have now left Axminster Tools & Machinery and as of tomorrow, I am a children's...

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Nativity play

Nativity play

Henry attends the local Pre-school nativity. Well done everyone at the Stepping Stones Pre-School nativity in Plymouth. And thanks to all who visited Henry's stand at the after show party.    

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NEW BOOK COMING SOON!

NEW BOOK COMING SOON!

Not long now! Is that the rustle of stripy socks I hear approaching?   Sign up to the newsletter for a chance to win a signed copy.

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Devizes Books – Book signing day

Devizes Books – Book signing day

A big thank you. The calm before the storm.   A big "thank you" to everyone who stopped by to talk about Henry the Hedgegnome at Devizes Books yesterday, (22nd October). It was lovely to get such a great response and to see so many happy faces smiling at Henry....

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Book Signing – Devizes Books

Book Signing – Devizes Books

Book Signing - Devizes Books Discover Henry the Hedgegnome Children's books. Have you discovered Henry the Hedgegnome yet? Come along to Devizes Books in Devizes, Wiltshire on Saturday, October 22nd between 11am and 2pm. Richard Heddington, author and illustrator of...

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Olympic Splash

Olympic Splash

Henry is making a bit of a splash! Everyone is watching the Olympics in Rio, and some are getting more excited about it than others. Watching the super fit men and women who have spent years in training is an inspiration to us all, and Henry the Hedgegnome has been...

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Tennis

Tennis

Henry the Hedgegnome plays tennis Henry the Hedgegnome wanted to play tennis with his friend, Mr Snail. After watching Wimbledon on the telly he knew exactly what to do. So he put on his white tennis socks and grabbed his racket. With Mr Snail waiting at the other...

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Festival Time

Festival Time

It's Festival Time. Henry the Hedgegnome is in festival mood and this weekend he is at the Gardenbury Festival. Tonight, Henry the Hedgegnome is singing songs by his favourite artists. This one is by Jake the Bug. What songs would you like to hear in the toadstool...

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Football crazy

Football crazy

Henry the Hedgegnome is football crazy. He is loving the Euro footy. Let's hope he doesn't puncture the ball when he heads it. What team kit do you want to wear when you go to play football?

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MOTHers day

MOTHers day

It's Moth-ers day. No, not Mother's Day. MOTH-ers day. Today is the day to start taking a new look at moths. Lots of people think that butterflies are beautiful and moths are brown and dreary, but it is not true. You don't even have to wait until it gets dark....

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World Book Day 2016

World Book Day 2016

It's World Book Day Henry the Hedgegnome is off on tour for World Book Day. He is visiting several schools and pre-schools to tell the story of his busy day. If Henry doesn't come to your school or pre-school today, you can always get someone else to read it to you....

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Dr Seuss Day

Dr Seuss Day

It's Dr Seuss Day March 2nd is the day when we say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dr Seuss. Henry the Hedgegnome has taken some time off to sit and read his favourite Dr Seuss book. Here are some of Henry's favourite's: Horton Hears a Who! Fox in Socks Green Eggs and Ham The Cat...

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Scout Founder’s Day

Scout Founder’s Day

It's Scout Founder's Day. Scout Founder's Day commemorates the birthday of the man who founded the Scouting movement. His name was Robert Baden-Powell, and he was born in 1857. To celebrate the occasion, Henry the Hedgegnome has gone on a Scout Camp. Be prepared....

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Get out your guitar day

Get out your guitar day

It's Get Out Your Guitar Day. You want the best, you got the best… Who is your guitar hero? Henry has dressed up like the Paul Stanley from the rock band Kiss, but you might like a different sort of guitar playing. At the bottom of the garden, his friends are playing...

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Kite flying day

Kite flying day

It's 'Kite Flying Day' What's Henry the Hedgegnome up to? Henry is off to fly his new red kite. Have you got kite flying weather where you are?

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