Skunk and Badger

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Looking for a good children’s read about animals and different types of rocks? Whether it’s for a homeschool read aloud, just a bedtime book for your children or you read children’s books yourself, this is a sweet read.

NOTE: Are you homeschooling or a teacher? I created a study guide for this book.

Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake

Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake
Pictures by Jon Klassen
Algonquin Young Readers (2020)

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Summary: Wallace and Gromit meets Winnie-the-Pooh in a fresh take on a classic odd-couple friendship, from Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake with full-color and black-and-white illustrations throughout by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen.
No one wants a skunk. They are unwelcome on front stoops. They should not linger in Important Rock Rooms. Skunks should never, ever be allowed to move in. But Skunk is Badger’s new roommate, and there is nothing Badger can do about it.
When Skunk plows into Badger’s life, everything Badger knows is upended. Tails are flipped. The wrong animal is sprayed. And why-oh-why are there so many chickens? “Nooooooooooooooooooooo!”
Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake spins the first tale in a series about two opposites who need to be friends. New York Times bestselling author/illustrator and Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen completes the book with his signature lushly textured art. This beautifully bound edition contains both full-color plates and numerous black-and-white illustrations. Skunk and Badger is a book you’ll want to read, reread, and read out loud . . . again and again.

Skunk and Badger

This is the first book in the Skunk and Badger series. I enjoyed this book very much and I know my kids will love it when we read it for read aloud. Since Badger is a Rock Enthusiast I think we will read it when we are doing geology for science next year. It’s also about friendship so if teaching about that, it would be a good book. It could also be read at any time of course too.

Skunk is an uninvited guest to Badger’s home and he’s not happy. Will they learn to live together? That’s the basic gist and so would also make a great book for children who have been recently merged together such as step siblings who recently moved in together.

I love the story and the lessons contained within. Getting along with others and not judging others by how they look or based on what type of person they are is a concept that even adults struggle with. We could all use this book.

I look forward to reading the second book in the series.

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