Rainbow Hedgehogs, geared to ages 4-7, is a story of a hedgehog who takes shelter in an old pot during a storm while preparing for her babies. As the storm recedes, a rainbow forms around the magic pot, – ‘each of the rainbows’ bright colors take form, into this world a new hoglet was born,’ – with each hoglet taking on the magical attributes of a rainbow color. The Rainbow Hedgehogs adventures transport the Rainbow Hedgehogs around the world, to help new friends in need of a little magic.
Created by Lisa McCue, Rainbow Hedgehogs draws on her experience of over 30 years in children’s publishing, illustrating, toy design and licensing. McCue, one of the world’s most sought after illustrators/authors, has over 200 books, patents, top-selling toys and craft concepts to her credit.
Lisa has created many of today’s most recognizable children’s book characters, including Fuzzytails, Cork & Fuzz and Quiet Bunny, which debuted with a sell-out first printing. Quiet Bunny also held the #1 spot on Barnes and Noble’s Best-Seller List, was #10 of all books on the world-wide Best-Seller List, and was designated for the Spring 2016 Kohl’s Cares’ Program.
McCue was the Illustrator chosen by Viking Publishing and the Freedman estate to continue the Corduroy Bear book series. In so doing, she created the ‘World of Corduroy and Friends.’ With more than 40 Corduroy books to her name, her illustrations introduced Corduroy and Friends to a new generation.
McCue’s artwork appears on licensed products ranging from fabrics, stationery and home décor to clothing, puzzles and toys. Early in her career, she worked with Jim Henson on Fraggle Rock, and has since gone on to have great success designing plush products and puppet creations, including the Telly award-winning children’s video, “Happy Healthy Smiles.”
Lisa’s prestigious awards include a number of Best Books of the Year, National Book Fair Awards, CCBC Choice Books, and the Junior Library Guild Premium Selection as well as many books selected by the Society of Illustrators Original Art show featuring the best in children’s illustration.