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A Porcupine name Fluffy
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 Review by Kristen Sullivan

A Porcupine Named Fluffy by Helen Lester

Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, February  1991


A Porcupine Named Fluffy is a very cute story with a good moralistic theme.  


Fluffy is a porcupine who has a hard time coming to grips with the fact that his name does not characterize his attributes, for he is not fluffy at all.  Everyone that Fluffy meets gas a good laugh about his name, and this upsets Fluffy greatly.


One day Fluffy meets a rhinoceros who's name is Hippo, and Fluffy realizes that his name does not have to match his characteristics.  This book can be used as a tool to teach children to accept themselves and to be accepting of others.


This book should be read by children who are of pre-school age or older.


Available from Barnes and Noble