Download This Free Children’s Book that Teaches Kids About Self-Defense

Dori Goikhman is an attorney, writer, and libertarian activist. She recently authored a new children’s book called “The Happy Porcupine” that teaches children the concept of self-defense.  What’s cool is she’s making the book available for FREE this holiday season.  You can preview “The Happy Porcupine” here, but I’ve also included some pages from the book in our brief Q&A below.

Official summary: Happy is a very happy porcupine! That’s because Happy has special self-defense skills, and he wants to show you how they work.

S.H. Blannelberry: What inspired you to write a self-defense book for children?

Dori Goikhman: I was inspired to write this book because I’m increasingly concerned about the lack of ideological diversity in public schools. Anti-freedom messages are creeping into the schools at younger grade levels, and we need to provide alternative viewpoints.

S.H. Blannelberry: What do you say to critics who may argue that the book is promoting violence to children?

Dori Goikhman: At its core, “The Happy Porcupine” is a story about bodily autonomy. I use a porcupine to show how the presence of self-defense mechanisms can actually discourage violence and aggression. Children are naturally drawn to animals, and the goal of this story is simply to show how animals use self-defense skills to protect themselves. This provides a foundation for understanding self-defense and why it’s so important.

S.H. Blannelberry: What other topics have you covered in your children’s books?

Dori Goikhman: All of my books aim to provide foundations for understanding individual rights in a manner that even the youngest kids can understand. My first book “Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take their Toys” (ages 0-7) is about property rights. We also have a book coming out soon called “Ruby Means Business” (ages 0-7) which is about entrepreneurship and small business.

For more information on “The Happy Porcupine” visit  If you decide to check it out, please let Dori know what you think of it in the comments section below.  Thanks!

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Dean R December 28, 2018, 11:44 am

    Nice work. Thank you for caring.

  • Richard Beu December 28, 2018, 5:57 am

    How about a real book and not a Kindle?

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