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.