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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Elmore Blog Tour (review)




Elmore 
by Holly Hobbie 
January 30, 2018 
Random House BFYR 
Source: from pub for review 

The creator of the Toot & Puddle series brings us Elmore--the warmhearted porcupine sure to steal the hearts of a new generation of Holly Hobbie fans! 

Elmore is a porcupine desperate to make friends. But it is hard to seek closeness with others when you're covered with spikes that shoot off your back every so often. Elmore suffers rejection and heartbreak, but the goodness of his forest community ultimately shines through as the animals find a way to connect with this prickly bundle of love. 

Holly Hobbie is the creator of the beloved Toot & Puddle series and now brings us a character for the next generation. Just as charming, funny, and good-hearted as her little pigs, Elmore the porcupine will snuggle and prickle his way securely into the picture-book canon.  




Elmore is a sweet, handsome porcupine who lives alone in an ancient maple tree and, while he's a happy porcupine, he's also lonely. While trying to make friends Elmore learns that the other woodland creatures think he's too prickly to be around. But soon, Elmore cleverly comes up with an ingenious and handy use for his prickly quills and the other animals find a new appreciation for him. 

Holly Hobbie's Elmore is a charming and heartwarming tale with a sweet and powerful message about love, friendship, and embracing our differences. Little readers will be captivated and moved by Hobbie's simple, yet effective storytelling and accessible text. Adorable, determined, and big-hearted Elmore is a character little ones will root for and relate to as they witness him never giving up and choosing kindness. 

Hobbie's soft-colored, dreamy illustrations bring Elmore's story to life beautifully. Lovely nature scenes and expressive, cute little critters adorn each fun page. 

With its unforgettable and lovable title character, darling story, and heartfelt artwork, Elmore is sure to charm and touch readers of all ages! 



HOLLY HOBBIE has worked as an artist for more than forty years and is the author of eleven highly acclaimed Toot & Puddle picture books. She most recently created the picture book A Cat Named Swan and wrote and illustrated her own picture-book memoir, Everything but the Horse: A Childhood Memory. Holly and her husband, Doug, live in Massachusetts.