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Children's Fiction Christmas & Advent

A Porcupine in a Pine Tree

by (author) Helaine Becker

illustrated by H. Werner Zimmermann

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
Category
Christmas & Advent
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9781443146258
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780545986632
    Publish Date
    Oct 2010
    List Price
    $16.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0
  • Grade: 3

Description

 

A truly Canadian Christmas carol is now available in a sturdy board book format!

This Canadian Christmas carol became an instant holiday classic. Now the whole family can join in the fun with this new, specially adapted board book version — the perfect first Christmas book for every preschooler on your list!

Enjoy all of Werner Zimmermann’s zany illustrations, count the characters from 1 to 12, and sing along. It’s Christmas as only Canadians can celebrate it — with squirrels curling, Mounties munching donuts, hockey players-a-leaping.... and A Porcupine in a Pine Tree!

 

About the authors

 

Helaine Becker
est l'auteure de nombreux livres jeunesse primés. Elle a écrit plus de 80
livres, dont Raconte-moi les graphiques : L'histoire de William Playfair et
l'album illustré à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin. Helaine
habite à Toronto, en Ontario.

 

HELAINE BECKER is the author of numerous of books of fiction and non-fiction for children, among them the best-selling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequel, Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, The Haunted House That Jack Built and Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner. Her books have won the Silver Birch Award and the CBA Libris Award and have been shortlisted for the Red Cedar, the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain awards. Helaine lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at www.helainebecker.com.

Helaine Becker's profile page

 

Werner Zimmermann est un auteur-illustrateur. Il a illustré le livre à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin et Vive le vent d'hiver! Werner a été en nomination plus d'une fois pour le prestigieux prix du Gouverneur général, y compris pour Dix petits poissons (version anglaise), qu’il a écrit et a illustré. Il vit à Guelph, en Ontario.

 

Werner Zimmermann is a bestselling children's book illustrator whose works include A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequels, At the Pond, the Farmer Joe series, Snow Day, Henny Penny, Pippin the Christmas Pig and In My Backyard. He has been nominated three timesfor the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration, and he and Jean Little won the Mr. Christie's Award for Pippin the Christmas Pig. Wernerlivesin Guelph, Ontario. Visit him online at www.wernerzimmermann.ca.

H. Werner Zimmermann's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Today's Parent 100 best Canadian kids' books of all time

Editorial Reviews

 

Praise for A Porcupine in a Pine Tree:

“It’s virtually impossible to resist singing along.” —Quill and Quire

“A super-serving of Canadiana in perfect time for the holidays . . . quite irresistible.” —CM

 

Librarian Reviews

A Porcupine in a Pine Tree: A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas

A hilarious cast of distinctively Canadian characters celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas. It’s totally unique, eh? Where else do Mounties munch on donuts, squirrels enjoy a fine game of curling and hockey players mark the season as leafs-a-leaping?

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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