The Prickly Problem
Dr. Pete the Porcupine (Biff Bam Booza)
by Cheryl DaVeiga
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Pub Date 04 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 25 Oct 2022
You'll adore this giggle-fest of delightful wordplay. The Prickly Problem teaches kids to have compassion - even with the prickliest personalities.
With a fun-filled story and vibrant characters, it's perfect for your reluctant readers.
Emergency! There's a patient in a pinch, and Dr. Pete is on quest to get to the heart of the matter.
Quirky, magic-potion-making Dr. Pete the Porcupine finds himself in a sticky situation, perplexed by a terribly tricky case. Beloved by his desert neighbors for always fixing their prickliest problems, has Dr. Pete finally found a prickly problem he can’t solve?
You'll adore this giggle-fest of delightful wordplay. The Prickly Problem teaches kids to have compassion - even with the prickliest personalities. With a compelling story and vibrant characters, it's perfect for your reluctant readers.
Follow Dr. Pete and his ragtag, volunteer rescue squad as they discover the power of friendship, compassion, and kindness.
Dr. Pete's diagnosis: "Your funny bone needs some tickling!"
- Cuddle up with your kiddos
- Giggle in your pillows
- Learn with every page you turn...
and read this book tonight!
The Prickly Problem is the third book in the Biff Bam Booza series...
Biff Bam Booza - a good-time bedtime story comin' to ya -- and always with a song.
Go to the Biff Bam Booza website to sing along with Dr. Pete and Cactus Jack in the animated sing-along video.
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Average rating from 29 members
This book was a great easy read, with very bright and colourful illustrations!
My little girl will love this ❤️
The Prickly Problem is a charmingly illustrated book that teaches both young and adults to show kindness and acceptance, and also not to judge someone based on their looks or without knowing them well. It reminds us that everyone has different burdens and can be misunderstood for their behaviors.
It’s a lovely lesson, done in a way that kids can enjoy reading. Kids will also enjoy the fact that there’s a Youtube video of the characters in this book to watch after reading!
Thank you, NetGalley and BooksGoSocial, for the e-ARC.
Thanks to netgalley for the early read. I picked this one up for something different to read my kids ( who love animals). They loved it and I enjoyed reading it. I also enjoyed the fun facts at the end. The story and art were great.
The Prickly Problem is a very sweet story about compassion and caring for others. My daughter loved it! The illustrations are beautiful.
Thank you for the ARC. I don't review many children's books now that I no longer work as a reading teacher/librarian but I do read about 6 a day as a mom of second graders.
I read this with one of my twins last night and we loved it. The lesson is that love and hugs can cure a grumpy person, and it is real, assuming they want love and hugs.
It was very sweet and we really enjoyed it. The illustrations are wonderful as well.
This book is so sweet! While Doctor Pete is clearly a great doctor, he is also loving and kind to his neighbours too. Pete is an expert in all problems, especially prickly ones and he can fix them quickly. The illustrations in this book are adorable and the way the writing flows is perfect for a small child to follow along.
I loved the message behind the story and enjoyed the rhyme and alliteration. The setting and characters were charming and it kept my three year old’s attention and interest!
This one will have the little ones laughing hysterically and entertained throughout. A precious and funny story that, overall, is all about the importance of having compassion and kindness, even when you’re dealing with the most prickly of people. Featuring Dr. Pete the Porcupine a quirky magic potion making porcupine physician and some of his desert neighbors, this one will have you smiling at its heartfelt message of friendship, compassion, kindness, and more.
How cute this book is!!!
The dedication had me tearing up, and then I was smiling and giggling at the absolute adorableness of Dr. Pete, the porcupine. The rattlesnake cure was my favorite. The teamwork theme was spot on and well portrayed. I want to send this book to some friends for their babies!!!
This fun read is part of a series but you can easily read this standalone.
It's a colourful and enjoyable children's book showing how working together gets results and that hugs always help.
I think a lot of readers will like this one. I know I enjoyed it!
I loved this book! The message, the storytelling and the illustrations.
Almost made me tear up at the end. We could all use a hug sometimes…although you’ll still never catch me hugging a cactus lol.
This was a great book and would be fun to read to elementary school students. I think 1st through 3rd graders would like it best.
I loved this book and I loved the messages that come over with the story
The illustrations are lovely too and really bring the story to life
The characters were great and I loved the way that the book was written too, it had a lovely flow to it and even though it's only a short read its a well developed story
It is 5 stars from me for this one – very highly recommended, it is a lovely little read!
The Prickly Problem by Cheryl DaVeiga.
Dr. Pete the Porcupine (Biff Bam Booza.
With a fun-filled story and vibrant characters, it's perfect for your reluctant readers. Emergency! There's a patient in a pinch, and Dr. Pete is on quest to get to the heart of the matter. Quirky, magic-potion-making Dr. Pete the Porcupine finds himself in a sticky situation, perplexed by a terribly tricky case. Beloved by his desert neighbors for always fixing their prickliest problems, has Dr. Pete finally found a prickly problem he can’t solve? You'll adore this giggle-fest of delightful wordplay. The Prickly Problem teaches kids to have compassion - even with the prickliest personalities. With a compelling story and vibrant characters, it's perfect for your reluctant readers. Follow Dr. Pete and his ragtag, volunteer rescue squad as they discover the power of friendship, compassion, and kindness.
A great read. Daughter loved the illustrations. 5*.
This book has very cute and beautiful illustrations! I also loved the story and how it teaches kids to be kind and compassionate.
The Prickly Problem by Cheryl Daveiga
Illustration are what frist brought us to the book with the bright colours. My son loved Dr. Pete and thinks he's very helpful. He enjoyed the healing of all the animals and how they come to visit him further more throughout this book it widen his voucblaury which as a educator I was very impressed.
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A cute story about friendship and the power of caring with adorable illustrations of Dr. Pete the Porcupine helping out his friends and neighbors. The bright and lively pictures of desert creatures adds to the fun of this sweet little book.
Dr. Pete, the porcupine, spends his day as usual, solving all of the prickly problems of his friends. For example, Jake the Snake needs a cure to get his rattle back, and Liz the Lizard could use some cream for her itchy scales. Dr. Pete always doles out the best medicinal cures for his friends, and ends every appointment with a hug.
After work one day, his friends gather to ask Dr. Pete for his help, Cactus Jack is too mean and is hurting everyone’s feelings! Try as he might, using potion after potion, nothing seems to make Cactus Jack any less mean. While Dr. Pete climbs up Jack to check his heart, he suddenly falls, causing him to hug onto Jack as hard as he can!
As Cactus Jack quickly changes into someone much kinder, they all realize that it was always the hugs that Dr. Pete gave that actually helped the most.
A fun children’s book that shows that even the grumpiest of people can be made better simply by being shown kindness.
Thank you to Netgalley and BooksGoSocial for the opportunity to read and review this title.
This book would be a good addition to a social skills curriculum or group. It tackles how to see past negative behaviors and search for the true reason why someone may be acting that way. I liked the message of leading with empathy and not assuming the worst in people. I enjoyed the adorable illustrations and appreciated the link to related materials including a song, which could be incorporated into a lesson plan.
The Prickly Problem was pretty perfect with all the P words. I read this with my 6 year old grandson and we had lots of fun with this book. The pictures were big and colorful. The characters were captured perfectly. My grandson and I agreed that hugs really are healing. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterhole Productions, LLC and NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Cute book to teach kids that sometimes a hurt can happen on the inside and being nice is the key to fix. Very cute book and easy to understand for littles.
that was cute. I love the warm tone full color illustration, it matched the "desert " setting so well. the wordsplay are nice . and there's even some fun facts at the end of the story. overall such an adorable & heartwarming book.
Such a cute book with colorful illustrations to keep a child interested. The book teaches children to show kindness without judgment even if someone isn't just like them. My nieces and nephews loved the story.
This book was so cute! I read it with my just turned 5 year old granddaughter and she loved it. The illustrations were visually engaging and the message was one that kids of every age could appreciate. The book was written in a way that makes it easy for kids to understand and enjoy.
Highly recommend - 5/5 stars.
*** I would like to thank NetGalley, BooksGoSocial, and Cheryl DaVeiga for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Dr. Pete (the porcupine) is such a caring and empathetic doctor with many friends. All of his friends look to him knowing they will receive loving care.
Dr. Pete wears a coat to take extra care not to poke his patients / friends when they want to hug him after his dedication to making them well again. This is a fun and loving story, which also shares compassion and kindness with an outsider to the group. Empathy, kindness, and friendship are so important in young lives.
The illustrations are so vibrant, sweet, and full color. The character’s sweet faces had me smiling during the whole story. The illustrated pages are as beautiful to look at as the story held within.
*There are also some porcupine facts at the end of the book for those little minds who want to know more.
I received complementary advance reader copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions, in this review, are my own. Thank you for the opportunity to read this wonderful book. .
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