Book review: Porcupine’s Picnic: Who Eats What?, by Betsy R. Rosenthal, illustrated by Guisi Capizzi

Rosenthal, Betsy R. Porcupine’s Picnic: Who Eats What?  Illustrated by Giusi Capizzi. Millbrook Press, 2017. $19.99. ISBN 9781467795197. Unpaged. Ages 6-11. P8 Q8

Different animals from all different habitats come to join a porcupine who is eating clover for a picnic. Illustrated in a cute way, each animal joining the porcupine is asked to explain what they eat with talk bubbles. The book gives limited examples of what each animal eats. At the end, the author includes a page about herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. The author also shares about animals eating their own poop, which may excite a young reader. It is a cute introduction to the concept of animals eating different things and a beginning of the scientific classifications.

Verdict: It is a good addition to a library.

May 2017 review by Deborah Gwynn.

 

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