Baby Porcupine

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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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Overview


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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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 36
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Aubrey Lang has been a science writer and wildlife photographer for the past 25 years and a freelance writer for more than fifteen years.

Wayne Lynch began work as a full-time science writer and photographer in 1979. Today he is the author of numerous award-winning books and television documentaries, one of Canada's best-known and most widely published photographers, and a popular guest lecturer. His books include Wild Birds Across the Prairies, Mountain Bears, A is for Arctic, and Penguins of the World. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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