Skunk and Badger
is a charming new story with the same classic feel as Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad series and Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows
. It is the tale of an unlikely friendship between a set-in-his-ways badger and a free-spirited skunk, complete with whimsical illustrations by Jon Klassen. The story contains sweet and timely lessons in cooperation, communication, friendship, and civility—all shared in such a gentle, droll manner that they never feel didactic or treacly. Badger's heartfelt yet hilarious apology at the end of the book is perhaps the most memorable apology in all of children's literature. The beautifully illustrated hardcover edition is perfect for gift giving, but don't neglect to gift a copy to yourself! Perfect as a read-aloud for any age and a wonderful read-alone for ages 8 and up.
A Reader Review by Tiffany Hough of Hot Springs, Arkansas