Another 2018 picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall.
Elmore was written and illustrated by Holly Hobbie, author of the Toot & Puddle books. It was published in 2018 by Penguin Random House.
Such precious illustrations! They remind me of the Beatrice Potter books and the original Pooh books.
But Elmore’s story is just as precious. He’s a prickly little porcupine who is lonely. He has no friends because getting too close to a porcupine can be dangerous.
Elmore ponders his situation for days. Then a bit of encouragement from his uncle gives him the determination to find a solution to his problem. After all, everyone needs friends.
In the happy ending Elmore finds a unique solution, of course. And it makes him and all the other woodland creature sooooo happy!
If your child is a bit of a loner, I think they’ll love this book. And it might just inspire them to find their own way of making friends.
And Elmore is so cotton-pickin’ cute!