“This is darling, and a great, helpful lesson to boot!"
- Gloria Gaither (Songwriting legend, author of non-fiction and children’s literature)
“When I need something written with warmth and substance, I call Emily Sutherland. I’ve known her for almost twenty years and writing is her calling. And I have a feeling she is just getting started. I would love to see It’s Hard To Hug a Porcupine become a classic.”
- Mark Lowry (Singer, songwriter, humorist, storyteller, children’s author)
"I heartily recommend It’s Hard To Hug a Porcupine, or anything else penned by Emily Sutherland! She is a terrific writer and a person I can count on for a great story and a positive message!"
- Joe Bonsall (Oak Ridge Boys member, 10 time author)
“Emily Sutherland has that rare gift of humor plus a razor-sharp, relevant message buried in her stories. Knowing her for ten years, I’ve had a front row seat to her creativity and sincerity. Her purpose has always been crafting words that matter to a wounded life.”
Mark Means (Marriage & Family Therapist)
"This story is so good it hooks me in. I like the rhyming and the plot."
- Ashton (Age 13)
"There's nothing about this story I don't love. My favorite part is that it's all about caring for your friends."
- Avery (Age 11)
"[Emily’s] story is very creative and peaceful. Just like her. And I love the forest setting."
- Eli (Age 7)
"I love this story. I love pink balloons. And I love how friends can cheer us up."
- Izzy (Age 5)