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A Porcupine in a Pine Tree (Gift Set)

A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Werner Zimmermann

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The finest gift for celebrating a Canadian Christmas!

What's more Canadian than caribou, beavers and moose? How about a bunch of Mounties chasing sled dogs as some loons canoe by? Wrap them up in pretty bows, stick them in a Christmas tree and you have yourself the perfect Canadian Christmas carol, A Porcupine in a Pine Tree!

The runaway bestselling book by Helaine Becker and Werner Zimmermann is now available in a deluxe box set. With a special 8" x 8" hardcover (available only in this deluxe box set!), and an adorably huggable plush porcupine, this gift set is sure to become the hit of THIS season!

About the Authors

Helaine Becker

HELAINE BECKER has published in many children's genres, from humorous verse to educational textbooks. Her knack for blending humor and education into a satisfying package that both delights and informs is recognized by critics and booksellers across North America. Her award-winning books include Boredom Blasters, Secret Agent Y.O.U., and Science on the Loose. Originally from New York, she lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons.
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Werner Zimmermann

HELAINE BECKER has published in many children's genres, from humorous verse to educational textbooks. Her knack for blending humor and education into a satisfying package that both delights and informs is recognized by critics and booksellers across North America. Her award-winning books include Boredom Blasters, Secret Agent Y.O.U., and Science on the Loose. Originally from New York, she lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons.
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Contributor Notes

HELAINE BECKER has written many wonderful books for children, including The Hilarious History of Hockey, The Haunted House that Jack Built, and the Looney Bay All-Stars series. She is extremely active in the world of children's literature, in addition to being a swimmer, cyclist, runner and compulsive read-a-holic! She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her family. Her website is www.helainebecker.com.

WERNER ZIMMERMANN is a well-known illustrator whose works include the bestselling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, which won the 2010 CBA Libris Picture Book of the Year Award; the Farmer Joe readers; Snow Day!; The Pirates of Captain McKee; and Listen, Said the Donkey. He has been nominated twice for the Governor General's Award. Werner lives in Guelph, Ontario. His website is www.wernerzimmermann.ca.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Awards
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Winner, CBA Libris Awards - Children's Picture Book of the Year
  • Commended, OLA Best Bet
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Editorial Review

Praise for A Porcupine in a Pine Tree:

Globe and Mail Bestseller
CBC Bestseller
Quill & Quire Bestseller
CBA Besteller
Winner, CBA Libris Awards - Picture Book of the Year, 2011
Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2011
CBC Children's Book Pick, 2011
OLA Best Bets, 2010
Resource Links, Year's Best 2010

"It's virtually impossible to resist singing along." —Quill and Quire

"[Porcupine] tops my list of favourites . . . a fine gift for all ages." —The Montreal Gazette

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

"This is Canadiana Christmas at its best— it's impossible not to sing or laugh along." —Canadian Bookseller Magazine

"The classic holiday book A Porcupine in a Pine Tree is made all the more sweet with cozy cuddle and a soft stuffie that's just the right size for wee hands." —Canadian Family

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