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Porcupine Had a Fuzzy Sweater

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Porcupine Had a Fuzzy Sweater by Jody Jensen Shaffer

Thank you to the following for this e-book in exchange for an honest review: NetGalley, Jody Jensen Shaffer, and American Psychology Association.

Oh my goodness this book is absolutely adorable. My kids loved this book and how interactive it was. It made them use thinking skills, consider consequences, and problem solve. This is more than just another story. This story goes over feelings and fears in a child friendly way. I highly recommend this book! Check it out on September 17th, 2024.

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Super cute story with a great message. I have recommended it to my library. I believe it would be a great addition to public and personal libraries.

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Porcupine faces a dilemma of confronting the truth about a missing fuzzy sweater.

Porcupine has lost a fuzzy sweater made by grandma. Porcupine is concerned about grandma being sad and thinks of ways to solve the problem. Porcupine decides to tell the truth leading to a happy ending .

Jody encourages readers to interact by answering Porcupine's questions. The author provides a parental guide to help parents address various issues as seen in this story. An excellent read.

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Super cute and has a great message. I loved the art too. Highly recommend. I think all libraries should have this one

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It was a quick and cute read, but it didn't stick with me. The illustrations were good, but I didn't like that the little porcupine's first thought was to run away. I understand that the story's moral was not to escape your problems, but I thought it could have been approached differently.

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I enjoyed the emotions and social-emotional learning skills tucked into the book's sections. I wish some of the sentences were easier to read and more simple sentences for children to read on their own without struggling with fluency reading. I think the Porcupine also demonstrates great problem-solving and self-reflection skills. This is a lovely book for children to hear during read-aloud and engage in discussions about different themes found within the book.

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Wow this is a very good story for my child about making a mistake and telling the truth with courage. I really hope all my kids can read this book and get a wisdom from this story. Thank you for this such good book.

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Porcupine has lost his sweater, the one his grandma made for him with lots of love. If porcupine would tell her, he is worried that grandma will be so sad.

This endearing book has lots of cute illustrations and is very interactive! Readers (or listeners) are encouraged to interact with the book as it is being read. The book is all about owning up to one’s mistakes. Very cute!

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What a cute story about a porcupine who has lost something special to him and his path of going on a hunt to find his lost sweater. I highly recommend reading Porcupine Had a Fuzzy Sweater by Jody Jensen Shaffer. My preschoolers enjoyed following along and could relate to this life lesson on loosing an item and being brave to find said item.

* Thank you NetGally, American Psychological Association, and Jody Jensen Shaffer for an eARC copy of Porcupine Had a Fuzzy Sweater.

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I'm a sucker for a good children's book and this was definitely a great one! I can see the children at my library loving this book!

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A cute story about a porcupine losing his sweater. Goes through the emotions of trying to solve the problem, then ultimately deciding if he should tell his grandma he lost his special sweater. Gives the kids the opportunity to think about what decisions they would make in his shoes.

Very cute and the artwork is really well done!

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Such a sweet book with some life lessons thrown in - namely, always telling the truth. Porcupine is adorable, and the illustrations are colorful and eye-catching. I love how it's an interactive story, and I know my littlest library patrons would LOVE to interact with this book during storytime. There is a section in the back just for parents/guardians that is very informational and a great addition to the book. Highly recommended.

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Porcupine has lost his sweater and he is not sure what to do. Porcupine ask you what he should do. Maybe he should borrow Hedgehog’s sweater off his line. Maybe he should just tell his grandmother. What do you think? Porcupine does end up telling his grandmother. Luckily she found it in his pile of clothes and washed it. He’s so happy! Now he can’t find his mittens.

This book has a good message. I liked that it was interactive and the reader could help Porcupine along the way. I liked the information at the end, that gives the reader helpful information on helping children with their emotions, problem solving and kindness.

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Porcupine has lost his special sweater made especially for him by Grandma. He thinks of all the ways that he can avoid telling the truth about what happens and, when he finally does, realizes he probably should have right from the beginning.

We all make mistakes. Owning up to them and telling the truth are important.

This is the message in this cute little story and it's done really well. My 5 year old was especially drawn to it which is probably good; hopefully the message hits home.

The illustrations are really quite cute. Even a porcupine seems cuddly!

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Porcupine had a Fuzzy Sweater is a sweet book for lap-sit or early readers. Porcupine loses the sweater his grandma made for him so he ponders resolutions. Should he knit another by himself, should he take the one belonging to his friend, should he just run away from the whole problem?

This book open lots of dialog with your child on big issues like emotions, truthfulness, and problem solving. Spoiler Alert!!!! – of course Porcupine finds the sweater, with the help of his grandma, but lessons have been learned in a sweet, endearing way.


Porcupine Had a Fuzzy Sweater by Jody Jensen Shaffer Author, Angela Edmonds Illustrator have given us a book that both parent and child can learn from.

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Porcupine Had a Fuzzy Sweater
Jody Jensen Shaffer Author, Angela Edmonds Illustrator
Porcupine’s grandmother made him a beautiful red sweater. It was his favorite sweater because he knew him grandmother had made it with lots of love. Porcupine doesn’t want to admit he lost the sweater; he is afraid it will disappoint his grandmother. He is trying to figure out what to do, should he make one or borrow one from someone else. Maybe he should run away from home. Poor porcupine, he made a mistake and he’s afraid to admit it.
This is such an adorable book. Each child can think about how he/she could help porcupine. The story demonstrates how to handle your emotions, how to own up to mistakes, and how to love yourself
Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an ARC.

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An adorable story about a Porcupine, who discusses himself in the 3rd person, his lost sweater and his grandmother. A great story for teaching kinder to grade 2 about managing emotions and telling the truth.

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Porcupine Had a Fuzzy Sweater is a sweet story about a porcupine building up the courage to tell his Grandma that he lost his sweater. I love that Porcupine speaks to the reader and emphasizes right from wrong. The illustrations were adorable and colorful.

I received an ARC from American Psychological Association | Magination Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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"Porcupine Had a Fuzzy Sweater" is a very sweet book about little Porcupine, who has lost his favorite red sweater that his grandmother made for him. Instead of telling his grandmother that he has lost his sweater, he tries to find one he can take as his own instead so his grandmother doesn't get upset with him. After several attempts, and realizing it would make him feel worse to take from someone else, Porcupine becomes brave enough to tell his grandmother, and he is rewarded with a lesson in why being honest is always better!

The illustrations were very well done, full of color, and will be very attractive for young children. The story flowed well and was not too wordy, so this would make an excellent read-aloud book with a class or story time, and especially just to cuddle up with your own little ones. They'll enjoy an adorable story and get an ethical lesson at the same time - bonus!

Thank you to NetGalley and Magination Press for allowing me a digital Advanced Reader Copy of this picture book!

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I am going to teach third grade this year, and this is the type of book that would be perfect for that grade. It goes over the idea of owning up to mistakes, which children need practice doing. It also is an interactive read aloud with Porcupine talking to the reader asking them to get involved in the story and decision making. Well done book.

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