Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid
PERFECTLY PERCY BY PAUL SCHMID (HarperCollins, 2013)
Percy loves every kind of balloon. He likes to play with them but when he does the balloons always pop. Did I mention Percy is a porcupine? Therein lies the problem but Percy is determined to circumvent it. Percy thinks and thinks and finally comes up with a solution that works for him. This tale of doggedness is deftly illustrated with light pencil sketches of a porcupine most children might be able to draw for themselves. The soft, pastel palette makes the problem Percy faces not nearly as daunting as one might think. A real charmer for young readers.