Can you imagine hugging a porcupine? Sure, it's easy to picture hugging a bunny or even a billy goat, but where would you begin to try to hug a porcupine? After seeing all his friends hug their favorite animals, one brave boy works up the courage to hug a porcupine, but the porcupine isn't so sure he wants to be hugged! (goodreads summary)
This was such a cute book! The rhyming text makes for a wonderful read-aloud. It flowed easily and children will love seeing each animal getting its own special hug. The illustrations are pleasing to the eye and adds an extra warm feeling with all the smiles and hugs going around. The little boy really wants to know how to hug a porcupine and comes up with a funny resolution in the end. Children could come up with their own animal to hug and catchy rhyming words to make their own story. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 3-7.~
Title: How Do You Hug Porcupine?
Author: Laurie Isop - Illustrated by Gwen Millward
Genre: picture book
Pub. Date: July 2011, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Hardcover, 32 pgs.