First off, this book was adorable! Amy Timberlake and Jon Klassen (the illustrator) created such a beautiful world and funny characters. I was so excited when I got the chance to read this new book and now I am even more excited to get to share it with you!
Synopsis: Badger is a rock scientist, doing important rock work, and living in Aunt Lula’s brownstone. One day, Skunk appears on the front stoop and waltzes into Badger’s life.
He is grumpy and flustered about this new intrusion but there is nothing he can do about it.
Very soon feathers get ruffled, someone gets sprayed, and a budding friendship is in danger.
Review: This book is definitely written for kids, but there are so many important themes that adults can relate to and remember.
Skunk and Badger deals with topics of friendship, understanding, patience, and adventure, all within the short expanse of this book.
The writing was beautifully done, feeling almost lyrical at times. Amy Timberlake infused the story with humor and sentiment.
It was such a nice book to read. I felt as though I had been transported to my own childhood and was reading The Wind in the Willows or Winnie the Pooh again.
If you have children, or enjoy a good children’s story now and then, this is a must have on your shelf. I read the ebook edition and I will definitely be going back for the physical copy.
I would also like to give a shoutout to Jon Klassen for creating beautiful artwork that captured the essence of the scenes in a thoughtful and elegant way. His black and white sketches, scattered throughout the book, are lovely to look at.
Thank you Algonquin Books for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour!