Children's LiteratureUsing controlled vocabulary and full-page photographs, the author has created an engaging nonfiction work for emergent readers. Short sentences and full-page illustrations correlate perfectly to facilitate a successful reading experience for young scientists. The four brief chapters clearly capture the porcupine, its habits as well as habitat. Even the size of the volume is designed for small hands. Special helps include a glossary, lists of print sources and Internet sites related to the topic. An index lists vocabulary that may be new or difficult for the beginning reader and cites pages where the words are used in context. This title is a part of the "Woodland Animals" series. This work is highly recommended for primary libraries and classrooms. 2006, Pebble Books/Capstone Press, Ages 4 to 8.