June 16, 2017
A Porcupine’s Promenade was recently reviewed by The Children’s Book Review!
“A child puts on his snowshoes and goes for a walk in the forest outside his home. Two bright eyes shine out of a hollow at the base of a hemlock tree. It’s a porcupine. The young boy and his curiosity about this prickly animal lead readers on an excursion founded on respect and a love of nature.
Author Lyn Smith’s prose is precise and poetic. It brings the quiet sounds of nature to life as readers can easily imagine the sounds between words. Onomatopoeia is put perfectly to use. As snowshoes push and pack the snow: ‘Pflump, Pflump, Pflump.’ As the child follows the porcupine into the valley: “Whoosh, Whoosh, Whoosh.” As the porcupine warns the child not to move any closer: ‘Tchic – ttt – Tchic – ttt – Tchic – ttt – Tchick.'”
-The Children’s Book Review
Click here to read the full review!