Searchin' Urchin: El Erizo Buscadaor
"Searchin' Urchin" is the story of Spike, a lonely sea urchin looking for a hug. Follow Spike as he hitchhikes the oceans of the world on the back of his wise and willing companion, Grandfather Turtle. Spike's search starts in the dark sea caves of Peru where he meets the hungry moray eel, Sombra. Spike skeedaddles when she offers to give him a hug with her teeth. Quet Pamo, an octopus living off the coast of Burma, isn't willing either. Should Spike give up this dangerous, unsatisfying hug hunt Grandfather Turtle persuades him to try one more time. Will Bahari, the velvety manatee, who floats in the warm waters off the coast of West Africa, give Spike the spine-tingling hug he seeks Fifth graders at Carrboro Elementary School, NC, collaborated to write "Searchin' Urchin". Story illustrations are by K-5 students. The story includes translations in Spanish and Karen.
- 03 Jun 2011
- Morrisville, NC, United States