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The Skunk (Book) Review

 
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Page Count: 40
 
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4.5/ 5


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Eye catching art and a quirky story captivate young minds.

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Leaves the skunk's back story to the imagination.


Final Fiendish Findings?

A snazzily dressed man opens his door to go about his day, when a surprise visitor throws everything off track.   As you might be able to guess from the very descriptive title, that visitor is an adorable little skunk. When the tuxedoed man opens his front door, he finds the skunk sitting mutely on […]

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Posted May 7, 2015 by

 
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A snazzily dressed man opens his door to go about his day, when a surprise visitor throws everything off track.

 

As you might be able to guess from the very descriptive title, that visitor is an adorable little skunk. When the tuxedoed man opens his front door, he finds the skunk sitting mutely on his doorstep. What does he want? Why is he there, staring raptly at the man? Will he ever leave? Of course, he’s a skunk, so the man will get no answers for those questions.

 

So, like most would when faced with a skunk on their doorstep, the man very carefully edges his way around the skunk and sets off on his way, merrily leaving the skunk behind – or did he? Turns out the skunk must be going the same way as the man, because he goes right along in the same direction. At first, the man is confused. Why would a skunk be going to the same places as he was? Again, the skunk isn’t going to be providing the answer anytime soon, but as he goes to more and more unusual places the man soon figures it out for himself. The skunk is following him.

 

Naturally, the man is a little freaked out by all the skunky attention, so he does what anybody would do in the same situation – abandons his home, belongings, all his worldly possessions in order to pursue a skunk free life. But though he is successful in starting a new life, the man realizes that he misses his odorous little friend. It’s a sweet ending to a silly book that really captivates young minds. You never do figure out where the skunk came from in the first place, which leaves things to their abundant imaginations to figure out.

 

The art style in The Skunk is what really draws you into the book. It is done in mostly black and white, with eye catching pops of red here and there. The illustrations have a hand drawn look that really suit the retro style of the book. Overall, it’s a fun book that takes a rather unusual story line and makes it work. My six and eight year old testers both enjoyed the book and asked for an encore – high praise indeed.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)