A Porcupine Named Fluffy

Helen Lester, Author, Lynn M. Munsinger, Author, Lynn M. Munsinger, Illustrator
Helen Lester, Author, Lynn M. Munsinger, Author, Lynn M. Munsinger, Illustrator Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-395-36895-4
Reviewed on: 03/24/1986
Release date: 03/01/1986
Should Mr. and Mrs. Porcupine name their baby Lance? Needleroozer? Quillian? Perhaps they should, but they don't. Instead they decide on the unlikely name of Fluffy. Fluffy's name is a source of sorrow to the sharp-quilled youngster, until he meets and befriends a rhinoceros named . . . Hippo! Munsinger's bright, cheery pictures are as whimsical as Lester's delightfully silly text. Together, they create nicely absurd images, such as a scene in which Fluffy and Hippo roll on the ground, laughing so hard that they start to cry. Lester and Munsingerwho have collaborated on other picture bookstell a sweet story with joyful exuberance. (38)
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