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Perfectly Percy

by Schmid, Paul.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 14 of 17 copies
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Summary

This is Percy.

Percy loves balloons.

Balloons are fun! But Percy has a small problem . . .

. . . and to solve it, he'll need a really big idea!

Paul Schmid, the author and artist of Hugs From Pearl, presents a story about an adorably prickly character with a big heart. Percy shows that there is no problem too big for a plucky porcupine to solve!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "You know what doesn't go together? Porcupines and balloons. And it's too bad because Percy loves balloons, and each time they go POP! on his quills, poor Percy's happiness pops with them. In this simple picture book, which features the brother of Pearl (Hugs from Pearl, 2011), a little porcupine's only goal is to come up with a way to play with his favorite thing without having it shrivel away. This involves a lot of thinking perhaps too much thinking (many spreads' worth) before coming up with a solution. It's a slight story, but Percy is a charmer, with his unruly quills and pink button nose. Schmid's pencil-line illustrations highlight Percy, and sometimes members of his family, while keeping the backgrounds plain and the props effectively to a minimum. This has the same soothing pastel backgrounds seen in Hugs from Pearl, and they contrast nicely with all the spikiness. Percy's a cheery fellow, and kids will likely find his joy to be contagious.--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Schmid follows Hugs from Pearl (2011), about a porcupine named Pearl, with a companion tale about Pearl's younger brother, Percy. It's another story about porcupine problem-solving, as Percy mourns that his quills pop the balloons he loves. Eventually, Percy realizes he can don his cereal bowl (still dripping) like a helmet to protect his fragile balloons, "A perfectly Percy idea." Schmid conveys Percy's frustration and elation with a handful of adorable charcoal lines, a few sketched-in items of interest (such as a box of burst balloons labeled "trezr"), and backgrounds in pastel blues, greens, and lavenders. Pacing is slow; it takes Percy eight spreads of thinking-"He thought things all the day. He thought thoughts through the night"-before the solution arrives, a long time in the life of a toddler listener. Nevertheless, Schmid possesses the ability to draw irresistible characters, and his gently unconventional language ("The balloons always go pop! And Percy's happiness pops with them") adds a little buoyancy to this straightforward tale. Ages 4-8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Balloons -- Juvenile fiction.
Porcupines -- Juvenile fiction.
Balloons -- Fiction.
Porcupines -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Harper,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780061804366 (trd. bdg.)
0061804363 (trd. bdg.)
9780061804373 (lib. bdg.)
0061804371 (lib. bdg.)
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