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"'Mr. Prickles: A Quill-Fated Love Story”' is a variation on the 'just the way you are' theme. It tells the story of an ostracized porcupine who finds love and self-acceptance with a certain Miss Pointypants. The author seems to have great fun with the porcupine’s linguistic potential (she gleefully mixes in phrases like 'prickly regard,' 'pointedly' and 'it was pointless')."--NYTimes.com
"It looks as if Mr. Prickles will never fit in with the cast of furry forest creatures that cavort each night. This makes him feel “Very prickly.” That is, until he meets Miss Pointypants." --Kirkus Reviews
Thorny Creatures - NYTimes.comThree new picture books feature prickly animals seeking love, comfort and family.- The New York Times
Respected editor Kara LaReau collaborated with Scott Magoon on Ugly Fish, Rabbit and Squirrel, and for Roaring Brook Press, Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her husband and their two cats. Scott Magoon has illustrated many successful books including Spoon by Amy Krause Rosenthal and the aforementioned Ugly Fish, Rabbit and Squirrel, and Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons. Visit him online at scottmagoon.com
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