NO HUGS FOR PORCUPINE, by Zoe Waring, Illustrated by T.L. Bonaddio, Running Press/Kids


Embrace what makes you unique and encourage compassionate friendships with Porcupine and Armadillo in this delightful picture book that makes a great gift for Valentine’s Day or for any day when a hug (or kiss) is needed. Poor Porcupine just cannot be hugged-his quills are too spikey! Each night, before settling down to sleep, all of Porcupine’s forest friends hug each other goodnight. All except Porcupine, who feels left out-and grumpy! But when Armadillo shows him what a warm, fuzzy “kiss” is (even for a porcupine!), Porcupine is delighted and cannot wait to show his friends.

With adorable art, Zoe Waring’s story of making the most out of your physical limitations is sure to win hearts. No Hugs for Porcupine is filled with love and friendship, and is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, or any day that requires a hug and a kiss.


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Awww, everyone needs a hug goodnight. So sad that Porcupine can’t get one because he’s so prickly.  Good thing Armadillo came up with a solution! Feeling left out and solving a problem is the theme to this book.  Its cute caricatures of woodland animals have a situation to resolve so that no one is feeling left out, not Porcupine and not Owl.

Beautiful colors created using watercolors and ink, what a sweet book for new readers.  Lots of vivid pictures to follow along with minimal text, easy to read, appropriate language and beginner reader word choices.  Adorable characters, and a lovely story!

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