Published by: Random House Books for Young Readers
To Be Released on: January 30th, 2018
Ages: 3 & up
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Rating: 5 Owlets
Thank you to PRH for providing an arc of this book in exchange for my honest review
Elmore is a porcupine desperate to make friends. But it is hard to seek closeness with others when you’re covered with spikes that shoot off your back every so often. Elmore suffers rejection and heartbreak, but the goodness of his forest community ultimately shines through as the animals find a way to connect with this prickly bundle of love.
Holly Hobbie is the creator of the beloved Toot & Puddle series and now brings us a character for the next generation. Just as charming, funny, and good-hearted as her little pigs, Elmore the porcupine will snuggle and prickle his way securely into the picture-book canon.
This delightful story is a beautiful reminder of embracing the things that make you different. With her trademark charming illustrations, Holly Hobbie has created a new character for picture book readers to fall in love with.
Elmore is a lonely porcupine who just wants to make friends. His quills put him at a disadvantage. Feeling down, and sad, he's reminded that his quills are what makes him a beautiful porcine. Feeling inspired, Elmore comes up with a creative way of making friends. In return, the woodland animals find a friend in him.
With cute illustrations and an equally cute story, Elmore is a character readers of all ages with adore and fall in love with. Elmore's story is the perfect book to introduce Holly Hobby's newest generation of readers to. Having been a fan of her work when my oldest was younger, I am thrilled she has a new book out.