On Shrinking Things, Model Villages and Tiny Hedgehogs

As you may have seen on twitter earlier, the lovely F. R. Hitchcock received something rather special in the post today… full-size SHRUNK! We are glad the text is finally at reading size, which means that we can all put away our magnifying glasses. Yay!

BUT it’s not just books that are in danger here at HKB Towers, Key Notes has also been shrunk… which may be fine for tiny hedgehogs, but we want to read about Fleur’s favourite model villages too!

See? It’s not practical. And we’ve JUST put away the magnifying glasses.

Luckily, however, the tiny hedgehog (he doesn’t have a name yet) is a whizz at IT and has blown it back up to size again for your reading pleasure (the genius). Is your local model village on the list? Ours is Vauxhall Park… we’ll be the ones with the magnifying glasses, see you there!

Thanks tiny hedgehog!

(He still needs a name…)


12 responses to “On Shrinking Things, Model Villages and Tiny Hedgehogs

  1. V. Kathryn Evans

    I’ve been to the one in Southsea! There were no Tiny Hedgehogs though, unless they were tucked away reading tiny books and drinking tiny tea.

  2. Never been to Southsea MV – how does it rate? Personal faves are Babbacombe, Corfe Castle and Godshill.

  3. Siobhan, how about SnoopHoggyHog?

  4. Because never a more hoggier hog there was?

  5. Awww 🙂

    I LOVE the model village at Babbacombe – it’s incredible how much detail goes into them!

  6. Hi Guys,

    On a completely separate note, here’s something that’s been puzzling me a bit. Having been chatting recently to my 14 yr-old neighbour and her friends, in this whole e-books versus print editions debate, it suddenly struck me that the average 14 yr-old just doesn’t have a Kindle or other e-reading device. Their older friends might. So in the world of children’s books, is the e-reading phenomena really cutting into print sales?

    • Sorry for the delay Siobhan – I was just talking about this last night with someone. I agree with you – I think it’s early days for teens and Kindles, but my personal opinion is that once adults start to upgrade to new devices, and Kindles or iPads get passed down, then more teens will be reading digitally, so it won’t be long. It is a different case with the adult market though which is really starting to adopt digital in a big way.

      Hope that helps!

      • Yes, thank you 🙂 I thought you might be chatting things like this over at the digital event last night. And yes, of course, you’re right, people will upgrade and pass down and also I’m sure that as time goes on the devices themselves will change, adapt, become cheaper etc. etc. Interesting times.

    • V. Kathryn Evans

      And they read on their phones – you can easily download the kindle app….

  7. I really, really, want to go to Babbacombe. And Mini Europe ( http://www.minieurope.eu/en ) looks INSANE!

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