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Hedgie Blasts Off! by Jan Brett
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Hedgie Blasts Off! (edition 2006)

by Jan Brett (Author)

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Title:Hedgie Blasts Off!
Authors:Jan Brett (Author)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (2006), Edition: First Edition, 32 pages
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A really nicely illustrated book about a hedgehog who really wants to go to space and ends up a hero.
  Mimarler | Mar 5, 2017 |
Saw this on display at the library and felt compelled to pick it up. Jan Brett creating a science fiction adventure?! Well, ok. Emphasis clearly on fiction. Don't buy it. Otherwise, pick it up at the library and see for yourself if you like it. The one part I did like was that the members of the Press were birds. Too bad they weren't birds known by science to be smart, like ravens, mynahs, pigeons, or gray parrots. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Hedgie finally gets to fulfill his dream of becoming an astronaut. This fun book would be good to read before discussing astronauts and what they do. ( )
  dbuster | Apr 20, 2016 |
Hegie Blasts Off is about a Heghodge who was just a janitor. One day he has the opportunity to save the world. Great book to show your students that it doesn't matter who you are. You are needed and maybe one day you can save the world. ( )
  jaelynculliford | Oct 1, 2014 |
This story is about a hedgehog who works for a science lab and when their robot fails and he is the only one that can fit into the rocket he is sent up to fix the problem. This book has very fun and exciting pictures that can be inspected for some extra humor.
  AyannaMagee | Apr 30, 2014 |
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Matthew's favorite for quite a few months. We Read this almost every night!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399246215, Hardcover)

More than anything Hedgie wants to be an astronaut and travel into space. He gets his chance the day the geyser, Big Sparkler, starts to sputter and fade, disappointing all the alien tourists, who fly to the tiny planet of Mikkop to throw coins into Big Sparkler and look at the strange flowers that survive on its sparkles.

Because only Hedgie can fit into a small space ship, he flies to Mikkop, where he not only finds out what is clogging up Big Sparkler, but fixes the problem in a most unusual way. He returns home a hero amid cheers from the aliens and the scientists back at the Star Lab.

With an amazing gatefold illustration of Hedgie bursting out of Big Sparkler this is not only one of Jan Brett’s most inventive books, but it’s one of the funniest. Fans will love the unusual setting as they laugh along with a wild cast of characters, including comic aliens, canine scientists and bird reporters.

So jump on a spaceship and take a ride to Big Sparkler. You’ll be glad you made the trip!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:22 -0400)

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When the spectacular, sparkling explosions at a popular tourist sight slow down, Hedgie the hedgehog is the only one capable of flying to tiny planet Mikkop to see what is wrong.

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