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A Porcupine Named Fluffy REI/PSC Edition
Contributor(s): Lester, Helen, Munsinger, Lynn (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0544003195     ISBN-13: 9780544003194
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: July 2013
Annotation: An engagingly humorous series that teaches life lessons to youngsters through laughter and fun is presented by the author/illustrator team that created the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat and Tacky the Penguin. Includes a downloadable audio component.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Names, Personal; Fiction.
Porcupines; Fiction.
Rhinoceroses; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Self-esteem & Self-reliance
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2013030621
Lexile Measure: 140
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Laugh-Along Lessons
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 8.25" W x 0.50" (0.55 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 44127
Reading Level: 2.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):

Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York. Please visit



Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator who divides her time between Connecticut and Vermont. Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have collaborated on dozens of funny and popular children's books including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Spring)
These reissues (downloadable audio versions available on the publisher's website) feature silly stories, winsome illustrations, and palatable morals. Murdley Gurdson's lost shoe sets off a chain reaction of blame in My Fault. Pig Scout Pinkerton's greed gets him more than he bargained for in Me First. Porcupine is an amiable and ridiculous story about embracing oneself.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1986 April #4)
Should Mr. and Mrs. Porcupine name their baby Lance? Needleroozer? Quillian? Perhaps they should, but they don't. Instead they decide on the unlikely name of Fluffy. Fluffy's name is a source of sorrow to the sharp-quilled youngster, until he meets and befriends a rhinoceros named . . . Hippo! Munsinger's bright, cheery pictures are as whimsical as Lester's delightfully silly text. Together, they create nicely absurd images, such as a scene in which Fluffy and Hippo roll on the ground, laughing so hard that they start to cry. Lester and Munsingerwho have collaborated on other picture bookstell a sweet story with joyful exuberance. (38) Copyright 1986 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1986 August)
K-Gr 2 A rather slight story that is elevated by Munsinger's very funny full-color illustrations. After a singularly unfluffy porcupine named Fluffy fails to become what his name describes, he meets a fierce rhinoceros who sees the humor in his own name, Hippo. Of course, the two become fast friends and discover the truth in the saying, ``a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.'' Munsinger's porcupines are as spiney and prickly as ever seen in a picture book to date, and Fluffy's unsuccessful guest for fluffiness is a spine-tickling way for young readers to learn that there are things about each of us that we cannot change no matter how hard we try. A solid addition to any picture book collection and one that will enliven a story hour. Patricia Homer, Lowville School Library, N.Y. Copyright 1986 Cahners Business Information.