Friday, October 24, 2014

Bedtime Story: A Porcupine Named Fluffy by Helen Lester

Synopsis: "Should Mr. and Mrs. Porcupine name their baby Lance? Needleroozer? Quillian? Perhaps they should, but they don't. Instead they decide on the unlikely name of Fluffy. Fluffy's name is a source of sorrow to the sharp-quilled youngster, until he meets and befriends a rhinoceros named . . . Hippo! Munsinger's bright, cheery pictures are as whimsical as Lester's delightfully silly text. Together, they create nicely absurd images, such as a scene in which Fluffy and Hippo roll on the ground, laughing so hard that they start to cry. Lester and Munsingerwho have collaborated on other picture bookstell a sweet story with joyful exuberance."

My Review: This was one of my favorites from when I was a kid and one of the books I won in the summer reading program. While I never quite understood why someone would not like their name, but I did have fun with how Fluffy tries to be fluffy. The end is brilliant with Fluffy and Hippo becoming great friends, finding their commonality. Munchkin enjoyed this book but I have a feeling it really confused him as we are still trying to get straight what are hippos and what are rhinos.
My Rating: I enjoyed this book a lot as a kid and it is still fun now. It got some laughs out of Munchkin so that means something.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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