Baby Porcupine

Baby Porcupine

by Aubrey Lang
     
 

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Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2007

Deep in a Minnesota forest, a baby porcupine (called a porcupette) hides in a warm cave while she grows and develops. A climber from her second day in the world, the little porcupette is slow and pudgy; she is still in danger from predators. But as she grows bigger and stronger, her quills will also grow, and soon

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Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2007

Deep in a Minnesota forest, a baby porcupine (called a porcupette) hides in a warm cave while she grows and develops. A climber from her second day in the world, the little porcupette is slow and pudgy; she is still in danger from predators. But as she grows bigger and stronger, her quills will also grow, and soon she will no longer need her mother's protection.

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"The 'Introduction to the Reader' in Baby Porcupine explains this book's remarkable series of photographs. The author and photographer followed a baby porcupine in a Minnesota forest to photograph her behaviors, including feeding, interacting with her mother, and avoiding predation. . . The story line is simple, yet will appeal to children time after time, whether someone reads the book to them (kindergarteners) or they read it themselves (fourth graders)."

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"This talented writer/photographer team provides a well-balanced combination of information with extraordinary full-color photos obtained by observing a mother and her baby in a Minnesota forest. Readers are given insight into the animal-s diet and behavior and a look at some of the other wildlife that shares her habitat. A captivating moment comes when a fisher comes after the baby while she is alone, and includes images of her attempt to protect herself by squeezing into some rocks and of her predator with a nose full of quills. Though the text is spare, the glimpses that it provides of the daily life of a porcupine are fascinating. A -Did You Know— section offers additional bits of trivia. An appealing presentation."
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School Library Journal
Gr1-4-This title follows a porcupette from her birth in a cave in early May until early fall when she is able to survive away from her mother. This talented writer/photographer team provides a well-balanced combination of information with extraordinary full-color photos obtained by observing a mother and her baby in a Minnesota forest. Readers are given insight into the animal's diet and behavior and a look at some of the other wildlife that shares her habitat. A captivating moment comes when a fisher comes after the baby while she is alone, and includes images of her attempt to protect herself by squeezing into some rocks and of her predator with a nose full of quills. Though the text is spare, the glimpses that it provides of the daily life of a porcupine are fascinating. A "Did You Know?" section offers additional bits of trivia. An appealing presentation.-Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550415629
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
12/30/2005
Series:
Nature Babies Series
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
1,155,637
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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