Living Paintings

A Porcupine Named Fluffy

Written by Helen Lester
Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Suitable for: 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros.

Listen to an audio clip

The picture on the front of the book is of a porcupine, Fluffy, who is sitting on a brick wall under a tree. He must be in the country as there are no houses about. In this picture Fluffy does not look very happy, but we will have to read the whole story to find out why.Now, turn the page and you will find the first feely picture which shows Fluffy. He is a brown porcupine and he is wearing bright yellow dungarees. A porcupine is an animal about the same size as a cat but covered in very spiky prickles all along its body. They feel like very sharp needles or pins, and they protect porcupines from other animals which may want to hurt them.

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Fluffy (Porcupine)
Rhino

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