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A Porcupine in a Pine Tree

A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas

by Helaine Becker
illustrated by H. Werner Zimmermann

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list price: $16.99
also available: Hardcover
published: 2010
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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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  • Commended, Today's Parent 100 best Canadian kids' books of all time
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Winner, CBA Libris Awards - Children's Picture Book of the Year
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A hilarious cast of distinctively Canadian characters populate these Twelve Days of Christmas!

Christmas, as only Canadians can celebrate! Where else do Mounties frolic, squirrels enjoy a fine game of curling, and hockey players mark the season as lords-a-leaping?

This hilarious, tongue-in-cheek re-setting of the popular Christmas carol is the perfect gift for Canadians new and old, young and young-at-heart.

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Editorial Review

Praise for A Porcupine in a Pine Tree:

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

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.
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