When Your Porcupine Feels Prickly

When Your Porcupine Feels Prickly
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When Your Porcupine Feels Prickly
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By Kathy DeZarn Beynette

Hardcover smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket. 48 pages, 7 x 7 inches. Features 22 color paintings of animals, each paired with a short poem.

Published by PomegranateKids®, an imprint of Pomegranate Communications. This item is CPSIA compliant: CPSIA certification form.

ISBN 9780764963186

Product Description


In this delightful book, twenty-two of Kathy DeZarn Beynette’s bright and joyous animal paintings are paired with poems about the creatures portrayed. Sweetly hilarious and unfailingly kind, the poems model good manners based on respect, empathy, and compassion—gently imparted life lessons that extend naturally to the human world and its inevitable quirks and foibles. Infused with the artist’s passion for animals, art, and the written word, When Your Porcupine Feels Prickly will be treasured by children and adults alike.

From the jacket:

When your porcupine feels prickly,
don’t assume that she is sickly.
Our vet told us not to worry:
porcupines are never furry.


Have you ever thought about the right thing to say to a hippo or a shark? Do you know how mice like to celebrate their birthdays? If you meet a ladybug who is really a man-bug, what do you call him?

Animals big and small, soft and slippery, wise and weird reveal their oddities in these poems and paintings by Kathy DeZarn Beynette. You’ll giggle yourself silly as you discover that it’s the peculiar and persnickety things about creatures—including humans!—that make each of us so fascinating.

About that prickly porcupine: you know, some friends just aren’t supposed to be furry, and that’s okay.

Featured in Washington Parent


About the Author

Perhaps best known for her whimsical paintings inspired partly by children’s art, Kathy DeZarn Beynette is also an accomplished writer of fiction and poetry. Her storytelling talent lends a richly narrative quality to her artwork, inviting us to see the world through her characters’ eyes. Kathy’s creatures follow her wherever she goes, but the painting happens in a studio in Alexandria, Virginia. Beynette's publications with Pomegranate include notecards, puzzles, and more. Read Pomegranate's interview with Kathy DeZarn Beynette.