How Do You Hug A Porcupine Author:Laurie Isop Hugging animals is wonderful! They have soft fur and downy feathers and are so cuddly. But oh. Oh, dear. The porcupine. How do you hug a porcupine? If anyone can tell us, it's first-time author Laurie Isop and talented illustrator Gwen Millward. They know everyone deserves a hug!