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. Volume XII Number 15 . . . . March 31, 2006
Baby Porcupine is part of the Nature Babies series produced by the wife and husband team of Audrey Lang and Wayne Lynch. Young readers will enjoy reading Baby Porcupine and discovering the secret life of a baby porcupine, also called a porcupette, from the moment she is born until she learns how to survive in the forest.
Like the sloth and koala, the porcupette drinks only mother's milk, chews on small branches and the leaves of raspberry bushes, and she learns to survive on its own at a young age. Baby Porcupine educates young readers in discovering how a porcupette climbs a tree, uses the sharp quills of the tail to defend herself from predators, and lives in the forest among other animals such the deer mouse, raccoon, and the saw-whet owl. Acquiring the life skills from the mother, the porcupette learns to grow apart from the mother and someday have a baby of her own.
Generously illustrated with colour photos, Baby Porcupine contains a table of contents, an index, and a "Did You Know?" component of interesting facts. Baby Porcupine would be a great addition to elementary schools and is appropriate for all public libraries.
A transplanted Canadian, Ming Wong, in addition to being a resource center manager for a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., is a mother on a two-year-old.
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