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Examines the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of the North American species of porcupine
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Grade 3-5-- Want to pet a porcupette? Not according to Sherrow, who has written this remarkable introduction to the porcupine and its offspring, the porcupette. Children who do come in contact with the animal's quills will need pliers; that is just one of the interesting bits of information that the book offers about the ``walking pincushion'' of nature. Also included are discussions of physical features and abilities, eating habits, enemies, breeding, and even porcupines as pets. The text is lively and informative; the full-color photographs are wonderful. A useful pronouncing glossary and short but helpful index are included. Libraries that own Carl Green's The Porcupine (Crestwood, 1985) may be able to pass on this title; however, those that have this excellent natural-history book will be richer, indeed. --Amy Nunley, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, OH
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Book Description Dillon Pr, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0382392345