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Porcupine and Cactus by Katie Frawley
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Porcupine and Cactus by Katie Frawley
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Jun 11, 2024 | ISBN 9780593620991

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Sometimes the best friend is the one who’s willing to listen. . . Bright, funny, cartoonish illustrations complement the bubbly text as the porcupine enjoys a picnic with the unresponsive cactus, performs magic tricks, and chats on, oblivious . . . Children will delight in the realization that they know more about the cactus than the porcupine does and will laugh out loud at the misunderstandings that ensue. A silly, entertaining tale of a very prickly friendship.

“Chatty Porcupine’s prickles are utterly tickled upon meeting Cactus during his lonesome travels through the desert .  . . . A melodramatic reunion is sure to leave readers giggling, but it also subtly provides a winking reinforcement about the importance of respecting one another’s boundaries, even at our most exuberant. The rubbery reticence of an inanimate cactus in the face of Porcupine’s friendly onslaught is a conceit cleverly amplified throughout the story, and Willmore’s mix of pencils, inks, and digital art create pleasing texture on barbed buddies and multicolored mesas alike. A heat-hazy sun moving across robin’s egg desert skies provides harmoniously energetic timestamps to the sheer duration of Porcupine’s cheerful abrasiveness. Readers who enjoy laughing alongside well-meaning but oblivious critters, will find this picture book a worthy pit-stop on their own travels.”

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