April 18th, 2016
Written by Franklin Black, with Illustrations by Christy Little
One of the best things about being a blogger is the ability to combine two of my passions: Reading and the Red Sox, allowing me the opportunity to review some of the great books out there, not only on the Red Sox, but on various aspects of baseball as well.
And having the chance to review a Red Sox book with my 4-year old is even more of a treat–for both of us.
So when children’s author Franklin Black reached out to me about his new book, Petey Porcupine Rocks the Sox , which was inspired by a porcupine he saw in the woods, I was excited that my daughter and I would have an opportunity to read it together.
Petey is a cute porcupine who is jealous of how the birds are the only animals able to see a baseball game, and decides to take matters into his own hands and take the journey to see the Red Sox play at Fenway Park. Lucky for him he meets two students, Bethy and Carlos, who on their way to a contest between the Red Sox and the Yankees, and he hitches a ride in little Bethy’s backpack.
His adventures continue throughout the whole game, culminating in to an experience this little porcupine will never, ever forget. To tell you more would give away the ending…
With charming illustrations and some neat facts about porcupines at the end of the book, Petey Porcupine Rocks the Sox is an adorable book for not only the little Red Sox fan in your life, but any child who likes nature, baseball, or animals.