A Porcupine Named Fluffy

A Porcupine Named Fluffy


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A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros.

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ISBN-13: 9780395520185
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/30/1989
Series: Laugh-Along Lessons Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 145,002
Product dimensions: 8.31(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Helen Lester has written many hilarious and popular picture books, including the Tacky the Penguin series and Hooway for Wodney Wat. She lives in New York. www.helenlester.com

Lynn Munsinger has illustrated more than ninety books for children, many written by her frequent collaborator, Helen Lester. She lives in Vermont.

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A Porcupine Named Fluffy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of my older niece's favorite books. I can tell, because she takes it out from the school library every other week. She's going to be SO thrilled to get it for Christmas this year, I just know it!So, here we have this porcupine. And when he was born, his doting parents went through a whole list of normal names - Spike, Quillian, Lance - before settling on, doncha know it, "Fluffy". No, I don't know what they were thinking either... and neither does their son. With the literal-mindedness of the very small, he sets out to make himself, well, fluffy. (Obviously, he's already Fluffy, but it doesn't make much sense to be Fluffy when you're not, does it?) He eats marshmallows. He takes bubble baths. He covers himself head to toe with shaving cream.It doesn't work, and as he walks off into the woods to think more about it, he runs into a BIG SCARY RHINO. (Nevermind that rhinoceroses aren't indigenous to the same area as porcupines, it works.) And the rhino is dead set on being a bully until he hears Fluffy's ridiculous name. It *is* an absurd name, and the poor rhino just cracks up laughing. And when he confesses that his OWN inappropriate name is "Hippo", well, there's just no cure. They become the best of friends, and don't worry so much about their stupid, ill-chosen names again. And accepting the inevitable is much better than trying futilely to change it, so there you go.It's a very funny book, and it's simple enough for middle-small children to read to themselves. I highly recommend it.
sealford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A porcupine named Fluffy....how funny would that be? At some point, most of us feel that our names do not reflect our personality. Imagine being a porcupine and having to be called Fluffy. It was almost too much for this poor little guy to bear...until he meets a friend.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinocerous.
meastwold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This wonderful fantasy story develops the character of fluffy and reader's are able to travel with him as he discovers more about himself and what his name really means.
kmcgiverin05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This books genre is fantasy, it has talking animals that are the main characters which goes beyond what could really happen in our world. On the other hand it is a great story that has believable characters. The theme of the story is that it doesn't matter what your name is because a name doesn't define who you are as a person (or Porcupine). I would say this book would be appropriate for the early primary aged students. It is very simple yet has a great theme. Fluffy is a very round character that begins by questioning his whole existence to becoming someone who is content while along the way gains a brand new friend.
Kimberly Bateman More than 1 year ago
I had this book when I was little and it was always one of my favorites. definitely want to have a copy of it for my son when he is old enough to read.
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I loved this book! I used to read it all the time as a kid but I've realized that it's a lot better reading it now!!
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This is a great book for children and adults alike!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel goofy liking this book since i am a 14 year old girl, but i just had to tell the world that if you havnt read this book yet you should do it. it only takes a few minutes and it's definitly worth it.. it will brighten up you day, it always does mine.