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“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
Summary: Cushion, a porcupine, wants to learn to dance so he can impress his girlfriend Barb (a hedgehog). After seeking assistance from various neighboring animals, he fails to learn how to do the steps without stepping on their toes. Discouraged, Cushion almost gives up until he learns the biggest lesson of all: real friends help us even when we’re not perfect. This is a picture book about accepting who you are.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read, developing reader
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 10
Interest Level: 4 to 9
Reading Level: 2.8
Age of Child: none for this reviewer
Young Reader Reaction: None offered by this reviewer.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a sweet story. The illustrations add to the linguistic humor. I highly recommend it.
Pros: This is a fun book not only for English readers, but anyone who wants to learn American idioms.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a fun book for everyone.