Friday, November 16, 2018

Elmore by Holly Hobbie

Emore Has A Rather Sticky Problem

Elmore is mostly happy living alone in an ancient maple tree.
"Every few days he would climb down the huge tree trunk as darkness fell to graze on his favorite leaves and twigs. Then back he would go to his snug hollow in the ancient tree."
At times, however, he feels a bit lonely and bored.

So one day he posts a sign on his tree trunk asking for friends. But he overhears:
"He's too prickly. It's hard to be around him."
Elmore has to admit that if animals get too close to him they might get pricked by one of his quills, but he never intends that to happen. When Elmore talks to his uncle about this problem, he is told to treasure his quills, they are a part of who he is.

But that advice doesn't help his situation, or does it?

The soft-colored illustrations complement the story beautifully.

My Thoughts

What Concerned Me: Nothing

What I Liked Most:  The illustrations and words make this a soothing, quiet story for bedtime. I loved the fact that Elmore didn't make himself a victim, but rather went into a problem-solving mode.

Author/Illustrator: Holly Hobbie
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (January 2018)

Approx. Word Count: 490

Pages: 40

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