I’m excited to share an announcement made by a very special new friend of mine: Rico the porcupine from Cincinnati Zoo, Ohio!

Rico very kindly agreed to take some time out of his day to tell the world about my debut picture book, The Problem with Poppy, which will be published at the end of May.

As you can see from the video, Rico loves peanut butter, and I wouldn’t want to get in the way of his lunch, so one of his human friends made the announcement while he tucked into his delicious meal! I think you’ll agree however that he does look like he’s taking all the information in, and I can’t wait to send Cincinnati Zoo a copy of the book for him to enjoy. After all, The Problem with Poppy centres around a porcupine, and it encourages readers to save the rainforests and the animals that inhabit them.

Rico’s important announcement!

I hope you enjoy watching Rico’s video. You can follow Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook and see more videos by Rico and their other wonderful animals by clicking here.

Thanks again, Rico, you’re a star!