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Kathy DeZarn Beynette: When Your Porcupine Feels Prickly


In this delightful book, 22 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. When your porcupine feels prickly, don’t assume that she is sickly. Our vet told us not to worry: porcupines are never furry.
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
48 pages, with 22 color paintings of animals, each paired with a short poem

Written and illustrated by Kathy DeZarn Beynette

• High-quality, premium stock matte art paper
• Exceptional color reproduction
• Printed with soy-based inks
• Sewn binding ensures long-lasting enjoyment

Size: 7 x 7 in.

ISBN 9780764963186

Kathy DeZarn Beynette

Kathy DeZarn Beynette’s joyful, whimsical paintings are infused with her passion for animals, art, and the written word. Viewing her work, one feels drawn into a narrative; her creatures have distinct personalities and speak volumes with their eyes. “Before I became a painter,” Beynette says, “I wrote fiction and poetry, which probably explains my narrative approach to painting.” Her art, wrote one commentator, “comes with an enormous depth of human feeling attached. Fun and caring without sentimentality. Straight to the heart pieces.” Beynette’s storytelling talents combine with her endearing artwork to gently evoke life lessons. Her creatures follow her wherever she goes, but the painting happens in her studio in Alexandria, Virginia.