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Title:
Story time for Little Porcupine
Author:
Slate, Joseph.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2001.

©2000
Physical Description:
11 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations; 25 cm
Summary:
Before he is ready to go to sleep, Little Porcupine wants to hear--and tell--stories about the Big Porcupine in the Sky, the sun.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 63623.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780761450733
Format :
Book

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Before he is ready to go to sleep, Little Porcupine wants to hear--and tell--stories about the Big Porcupine in the Sky, the sun.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-8. Don't let the lackluster title fool you. This terrific story-within-a-story book revels in the joys of family love. At bedtime, Papa and Little Porcupine trade stories. Papa goes first, telling the story of how the Big Porcupine in the Sky got his spines. At one time the Big Porcupine (the sun) was as "bald as a pumpkin at high noon." Jealous of his brightness, thunderclouds conspired to make themselves Kings of the Sky by throwing lightning bolts at the sun. But the sun caught the lightning and stuck it in his head, forming rays. Little Porcupine then explains how the Big Porcupine made the first sunset. Papa tells the final story, about a trickster moon bested by Big Porcupine. The golden glow of the watercolor illustrations reflects the sweet details of the porcupines' homey habitat, and attractive borders around the pages distinguish the three tales from the main text. This is a great way to introduce children to the process and joys of myth making. --Shelley Townsend-Hudson


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A cozy bedtime choice. As they get ready for bed, Papa Porcupine tells Little Porcupine three pourquoi tales: how the Big Porcupine in the Sky (the sun) got his rays, how the first sunset was created, and how the stars came to be. The touching family interactions, the porcupine folktales, and the warm and inviting watercolor paintings make this book appealing. The animals are wonderfully personified, and gingham-inspired frames around the stories within a story add interest.-Kate McLean, Dekalb County Public Library, Tucker, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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