Blog Tour Spotlight: Elmore by Holly Hobbie

Elmore by Holly Hobbie

The creator of the Toot & Puddle series brings us Elmore–the warmhearted porcupine sure to steal the hearts of a new generation of Holly Hobbie fans!

Elmore is a porcupine desperate to make friends. But it is hard to seek closeness with others when you’re covered with spikes that shoot off your back every so often. Elmore suffers rejection and heartbreak, but the goodness of his forest community ultimately shines through as the animals find a way to connect with this prickly bundle of love.

Holly Hobbie is the creator of the beloved Toot & Puddle series and now brings us a character for the next generation. Just as charming, funny, and good-hearted as her little pigs, Elmore the porcupine will snuggle and prickle his way securely into the picture-book canon.


“Hobbie’s story is proffered with a light touch, a full heart, breezily charming artwork,
and an ingenious protagonist.”

“A sweet tale of interspecies positivity.”

“Elmore will win readers’ hearts.”

“Artwork in pen, ink, and watercolor depict a truly lovable character.”

Adorable picture book! Great illustrations and easy to read text make this a great read aloud.

Added to the winning illustrations and text is a much-needed message. Elmore is lonely and has no friends because he is different than all those around him. He comes up with an ingenious way to use that difference to make other’s happy. This is one I would recommend and read again.




  1. Sounds like a delightful story.

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