Hugs from Pearl by Paul Schmid


Hugs from Pearl by Paul Schmid

This is Pearl. Pearl loves to hug. Hugs are nice ...except when they come from a porcupine. Pearl tries and tries to solve her problem and finally fixes it in her very own way. From the author-artist of A Pet for Petunia comes a prickly new character with a great big heart. Paul Schmid paints Pearl's world with soft and dreamy colors that reflect just how sweet she is beneath her sharp-quilled porcupine exterior.

About the Author

Paul Schmid's father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all artists. He is the author and illustrator of A Pet for Petunia, Petunia Goes Wild, and Hugs From Pearl and the illustrator of The Wonder Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. In 2010, Paul was awarded a monthlong fellowship with Maurice Sendak. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Linda, and their daughter, Anna.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

6th December 2011



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