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.
I have created 17 book extension activities for this title.
Cover Story Pre-Reading Activity
Making Connections Before Reading
Let’s Take a Picture Walk
Compare and Contrast Elmore and You
Main Character Portrait
Making Connections Text to Self
Making Connections Text to Text
Wanted: Friends for Elmore Poster Design
Wanted Ad – Writing Activity
All About Elmore
Cover Art (Design a New Cover)
Elmore 3-2-1 Summarizing Activity
Book Review – 2 Options