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Skunk and Badger – Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen

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★★★★

Badger didn’t normally shut the door on animals that knocked. But there was too much slick in this one’s stripe…

Badger lives in a little brownstone home thanks to the generosity of Aunt Lula, a pine martin.

All Badger wants is to be left alone to do his Important Rock Work but then…Aunt Lula invites a roommate to the brownstone.

“I am here!”
“You are,” said Badger.
There was a pause.
Followed by another pause.

Aunt Lula owns the brownstone, so Badger has to agree to her…but this skunk. Ohhh this skunk.

He really bristles Badger’s fur.

The Skunk is always There and Present and In-The-Way.

“If I yell ‘rock,’ leave me alone.”
“That is concerning. But okay.”

But…having a roommate also means someone to split the chores, to make food with and to talk about Important Rock Things.

Perhaps having a roommate wouldn’t be so bad after all?

Oh man. This book was so bleeping cute.

Skunk and Badger had such a fun way of interacting with each other and the illustrations completely captured their personalities.

Badger’s rock obsession was infectious. He would spout off rock facts and pull Skunk into all types of conversations involving his collection.

And Skunk’s hilariously strong chicken connection really lightened the book.

The way they poked at each other and ultimately grew from the experience really warmed my heart.

All in all, I’m so happy with this book and I’m delighted that it is a series! I cannot wait for more!

A huge thank you to Algonquin Young Readers and Amy for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Interested in this one from Amy Timberlake and Jon Klassen? Buy it here:  Amazon

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