How Do You Hug a Porcupine?

Illustrated by Gwen Millward

About The Book

It’s easy to picture hugging a bunny, or even a billy goat…but how would you even begin to try to hug a porcupine? After seeing all his friends hug their favorite animals, one brave boy must grapple with this very question. Eventually he works up the courage to hug a porcupine—but the porcupine isn’t so sure he wants to be hugged! The surprise ending to this humorous tale, complete with charming illustrations, will have kids begging to hear this fun read-aloud again and again!

About The Author

Photograph © Paul Isop, Studio 6

Laurie Isop is the winner of the General Mills Spoonfuls of Stories contest. She and her husband run a wedding photography business. She lives in Renton, Washington. Visit her at www.laurieisop.com.

About The Illustrator

photo courtesy of the author

Gwen Millward has illustrated several picture books including Guess What I Found in Dragon Wood and The Bog Baby. She lives in England.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 26, 2011)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442435575
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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