This porcupine is perfectly lovable, and her proactive endeavors to solve a problem thrust on her by nature set a good example for children encountering their own struggles. This warmhearted story will fit right into storytimes and one-on-one reading sessions at home.
-School Library Journal
Pearl the porcupine stars in this sweet-natured story about the hazards of hugging (at least when one is a porcupine), and she's also the source of its delightfulness.
Children and adults alike will cheer... Schmid's follow-up to A Pet for Petunia proves he is a talent to watch.
-Kirkus... likable smudge of a heroine... a winning character... who prefers fixing to moping.
- New York Times
About the Author
Paul Schmid is the author and illustrator of A Pet for Petunia and Hugs from Pearl. In 2010, he was awarded a month long fellowship with Maurice Sendak. Paul lives in Seattle with his wife, Linda, and their daughter, Anna. You can visit him online at paulschmidbooks.com.