Title: Porcupette Finds a Family
Author Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrator: Mike Blanc
Release Day: October 1, 2010!
Rating: 4 out of 5
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Summary: 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.
Review: This book touches on what a child may feel if they’ve lost a parent from death, incarceration or by choice. This is a nice simple story about emotions, feeling afraid and finding a family. It is accurate with behavior of a child who is scared and not certain about their future.