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How Porcupine Got His Spines

George G. N. Kamau

How Porcupine Got His Spines

by George G. N. Kamau

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Published by East African Educ Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Africa,
  • Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other,
  • People & Places - Africa,
  • Juvenile Fiction,
  • Children: Grades 1-2

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13211995M
    ISBN 109966251685
    ISBN 109789966251688

    The porcupine is a large, round, slow-moving rodent with a spectacular means of defense. It's muscular body is covered with up to 30, long, hollow and pointed quills. The North American porcupine is one of the world's most recognizable animals because of it's body full of prickly spines. The North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum), also known as the Canadian porcupine or common porcupine, is a large rodent in the New World porcupine family. The beaver is the only rodent in North America that is larger than the North American porcupine. The porcupine is a caviomorph rodent whose ancestors rafted across the Atlantic from Africa to Brazil over 40 million years ago.

    Thank-you for taking an interest in this resource. Dreaming stories are an important aspect of Aboriginal culture as story telling/sharing is one way Elders would pass down history. This resource contains an adapted story of Mona Grant's 'The echidna and the shade tree' with 10 suggested activitie Missing: Porcupine  Spines. The Native American story of How Porcupine Got His Quills is used to explore flag shapes that become a sculptural book. As the reader moves from front to back, the story unfolds on the front side of the flag, while each flag back describe facts about porcupine quills.

    Across Asia and Africa, eight species of crested porcupine exist, all of which are large and bulky, slow-moving animals. Spine length varies by species with some having short, almost hairlike bristles and others having long sharp spines. Species in this group include the Cape, North African, Sudan and Sumatran porcupines. The term porcupine consists of different species of rodents that belong to the suborder Hystricomorpha, together with other well-known animals such as chinchillas, capybaras or guinea pigs.. The word derives from the spines on the skin of this mammal. There are two families of porcupines according to their origin: Old World porcupines and New World porcupines.


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How Porcupine Got His Spines by George G. N. Kamau Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ages Don't let the lackluster title fool you. This terrific story-within-a-story book revels in the joys of family love. At bedtime, Papa and Little Porcupine trade stories. Papa goes first, telling the story of how the Big Porcupine in the Sky got his How Porcupine Got His Spines book.

At one time the Big Porcupine (the sun) was as "bald as a pumpkin at high noon."5/5(3). Forgot your password. If you have forgotten your password, we can send you a new one. That is how the Porcupine got his spikes.

Title: A new book Author: A. Author Created Date: Z. Find How the Porcupine Got His Quills - Dust Jacket Version by Marc E. Stein at Blurb Books. Find How the Porcupine Got His Quills - No Dust Jacket Version by Marc E.

Stein at Blurb Books. ticular culture entitled, How Porcupine got His Quills. What does the Explain that the authors have divided the book into two parts. Point out that the first part is where the authors give the readers facts about the Chip-pewa Nation and the character Nanabozho.

In the second part the authors retell the legend. Discussion - Book Talk. How Porcupine Got His Quills. A long, long time ago, Porcupine didn’t have quills. He only had a thick coat of fur, but that didn’t keep him safe like Skunk’s stink.

To protect himself, porcupine hid in holes that he would dig, but this made it hard for Porcupine to see his friends, Skunk and g: Spines. After thanking Jackal for his thoughtfulness, Porcupine started to make his way toward the patch of thorns.

Silly Porcupine reached the thorny patch and had only pushed himself in a short distance before he was badly prickled all over by the huge spikes. Try as he might, he could move no further forward. He had to haul himself out backwards.

The body of a porcupine is covered by long - up to 60 centimeters pliable spines. They have a crest of long coarse black and white hairs from the top of the head to the shoulders. The end of the tail carries a few hollow, open ended quills. The male porcupine rears up on his hind legs, walks toward the female with a fully erect penis, and proceeds to soak her in urine with a spray forceful enough to shoot 6 feet.

How Porcupine Got Quills. Long ago, when the world was young, porcupines had no quills. One day, when Porcupine was in the woods, Bear came along and wanted to eat him. But, Porcupine climbed to the top of a tree and was safe.

The next day, when Porcupine was under a hawthorn tree, he noticed how the thorns pricked him. He had an idea. In his book The North American Porcupine, researcher Uldis Roze describes a New World porcupine quill breaking off in his bicep, only to emerge two days later in his forearm (p.

24). Predators often keep their distance, however, because porcupines use a variety of. He-Man is the principal character of a series of comic books and several animated television series, characterized by his superhuman strength.

In most variations, he is. How the Echidna got its spikes heidiw Loading Unsubscribe from heidiw75. Why Porcupine has quills - Duration: Classic Cartoons Recommended for you.

One day, when Porcupine was in the woods, Bear came along and wanted to eat him. But Porcupine climbed to the top of a tree and was safe. The next day, when Porcupine was under a hawthorn tree, he noticed how the thorns pricked him. He had an idea. He broke off some of the branches of the hawthorn and put them on his back.

Porcupine, any of 25 species of large, herbivorous, quill-bearing rodents active from early evening to dawn. All have short, stocky legs, but their tails range from short to long, with some being prehensile.

The quills, or spines, take various forms depending on the species, but all are modified hairs embedded in skin musculature. Taxonomy. A porcupine is any of 58 species of rodents belonging to the families Erethizontidae (genera: Coendou, Erethizon, and Chaetomys) or Hystricidae (genera: Atherurus, Hystrix, and Trichys).Porcupines vary in size considerably: Rothschild's porcupine of South America weighs less than a kilogram ( lb); the crested porcupine found in Italy, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa can grow.

Story Time for Little Porcupine book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Before he is ready to go to sleep, Little Porcupine Missing: Spines. Overview: It's time for bed & Little Porcupine wants Papa Porcupine to tell him some stories.

There are 3 stories in this book - "How the Big Porcupine Got His Spines," "Big Porcupine's Picnic," and "How the Big Porcupine Fooled the Moon.". That's probably a North American porcupine up to 3 feet long weighing 35 pounds, covered in 30, sharp spines.

And he won't hesitate to stick you if. Due to the broad peaks of the material used, it is difficult to say whether β –TCP is present in the porcupine fish spine in small quantities. It is of note that while some fish scales (e.g., crappie and bass) have been known to contain calcite (Ehrlich, ), no calcite was found in the porcupine fish spines.

In one such case, two porcupines ran backwards, forcing a dog into their den, where they fatally impaled it with their quills. It should not be surprising that spines evolved for defense can do.These echidnas looked like wombats because they didn’t have their spines on their backs yet. Now I’m going to tell you the story of how the echidnas finally got their spines on their backs.

Some people may thing it was a certain spiky bush they brushed against and the spikes on it stuck to their echidna that was sleeping and they thought it.