A Porcupine Named Fluffy

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 30, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The humor is just absurd enough to make the picture-book set howl along with Hippo and Fluffy.” –New York Times Book Review

Fluffy the porcupine is unhappy with his name: “So he decided to become fluffier.” He climbs a tree and pretends to be a cloud! He even poses as a pillow. (His mother is not pleased when she sits on him.) When Fluffy meets a rhinoceros named Hippo, it puts his plight in perspective…and he makes a friend. This terrific tribute to self-acceptance—complete with the cutest porcupine pictures on the planet—is now part of a fun, hardcover series about life lessons.


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This is the cutest, funniest kids book I have every read. My kids and I were literally rolling around on the ground laughing. In fact because I looked ahead a little on the page, I was laughing so hard I couldn't even read it to them at first. Amazing writing skills. I LOVED this book.

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Helen Lester has written many hilarious and popular picture books, including the Tacky the Penguin series and Hooway for Wodney Wat. She lives in New York. www.helenlester.com

Lynn Munsinger has illustrated more than ninety books for children, many written by her frequent collaborator, Helen Lester. She lives in Vermont.

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