Porcupette Finds a Family

Porcupette Finds a Family

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Porcupette Finds a Family by Vanita Oelschlager, Mike Blanc

Porcupette Finds a Family, is a story about how a baby porcupine (called a porcupette) finds a new family after losing his mother. He wants to have an attachment to the bear family he finds, but is afraid his “bear” mother and “bear” brother and sister will leave him too. This causes him to act out his fears in
ways that jeopardize acceptance from his adopted family. However, with the understanding and help of Mother Bear, Porcupette finally accepts that he is truly loved and wanted despite, or maybe because of, his differences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981971483
Publisher: VanitaBooks, LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Edition description: First Edition, General
Pages: 44
Sales rank: 814,180
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Vanita Oelschlager is a wife, mother, grandmother, philanthropist, former teacher, current caregiver, author and poet. A graduate of Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, she now serves as a Trustee of her alma mater and as Writer in Residence for the Literacy Program at The University of Akron. Vanita and her husband Jim were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 2006. She was the Congressional Angels in Adoption award recipient for the State of Ohio in 2007 and was named National Volunteer of the Year by the MS Society in 2008. Vanita was also honored in 2009 as the Woman Philanthropist of the Year by the Summit County Chapter of the United Way.

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Porcupette Finds a Family 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Reancont More than 1 year ago
Oh, very sweet and sensitive story that comes straight to the heart! It reminds us that we are all vulnerable to suffer adversity, and being part of a community brings the responsibility and opportunity to be supportive. This tender story illustrated with beautiful paintings, can be supportive to accompany and sensitize our children to understand the pain that a little can feel of losing his/her family. It can also make it easier for a child to understand the importance of incorporating a new member of the family, from an attitude of acceptance and love; showing that we can be part of a loving new family that allows this member to heal his/her deepest wounds, and enable him/her to function in harmony with all his/her capabilities.
FloriaTaylor More than 1 year ago
Such a great book! With it having 20 pages it really packed a powerful punch!. This would be a perfect book to read to children of all ages especially to kids who might be 'different' than their other family members. This book would cover pretty much every situation a child might be in with a new family, whether skin color, nationality, disability or any other of the many differences we have from each other. This book covers it all! I read this to my granddaughter tonight. Afterward, we talked about all the different mixture of families there are in the world and how great it was to have so many possibilities and she is only 3 yrs old.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Death By Diploma - Chalkboard Outlines 1 Author: Kelly Kaye Published: 2-23-16 Publisher: Red Adept Publishing Pages: 235 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Women's Fiction; Amateur Sleuths; Cozy Mystery ISBN: 9781940215624 ASIN: B01BLUB9CK Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Emma Lovett is a woman of southern charm and strength. She leaves her cheating husband, goes back to school to get her teaching degree and then moves across the country to Pinewood, Colorado and begins her new teaching career at Thomas Jefferson High School. On her first day she meets Melvin McManus, the night janitor who reminds her of her pwn deceased father. Later when she foes to check her mail she finds Melvin dead on the floor of the office. Her new friend Leslie Parker convinces Emma to playing Nancy Drew when they feel that the police haven't a clue on how to investigate the murder. The more they look into Melvin's past the more they uncover his secrets and secrets of others at the school. With humor Kelly Kaye has given us a story we can laugh with and characters we can easily grow to call friends. The instant friendship between Emma and Leslie wonderful to see develop and reminds us of our own close friends that came into our lives and knew us immediately. The plot is done well and flows smoothly and quickly. If you like a light mystery and are looking for a new series and or author give Kelly Kaye and her Chalkboard Outline Mysteries a try. It does not disappoint. 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
What an amazing story for children to understand Adoption as well as unconditional love. In this story, Porcupette's mom does not come home one day after foraging for food. Porcupette does not know what to do, but she decides to go and look for her. He comes upon a bear family and is so hungry that he sneaks in and lies down between the two cubs and starts to feed. His new life has begun. Porcupette is always worried that mama bear will realize that he is not hers and kick him out. He gets scared and "prickly". He tries to figure out what she did wrong to make her "real" mom abandon him. It is heartbreaking. When his new siblings get mad at him for being so prickly and hurting mama bear, he leaves and goes back to his old home under a rock ledge. Mama bear comes and retrieves him and takes him back to the cave. Porcupette is finally secure in the knowledge that he has a new family and is loved. A beautifully illustrated story that is easy for children to understand. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.