Porcupine's Bad Day: An English-Ojibwe Story is a simple, children's picture book by Ojibwe author Emilie Corbiere. She introduces young readers to some of the animals and birds of the forest. Porcupine is just trying to sleep during the daytime in order to be ready for night foraging. His sleep is constantly interrupted by other forest creatures such as blue jay, raccoon, and moose. Each animal has their own particular need for the tree porcupine uses. Porcupine finally gets to sleep and dreams. When he awakes porcupine understands that he would be very lonely without the other animals and birds of the woods. The author introduces the Ojibwe words for the animals in this book. The illustrator Cynthia Steinborn is a cousin of the author and both are from Walpole Island First Nation. A simple story for teaching the value of the environment to young readers.