Skunk and Badger:  The Odd-Couple You Want To Meet

Skunk and Badger: The Odd-Couple You Want To Meet

Welcome to the world Skunk and Badger!

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?
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.


Meet the creators

Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen is an award-winning illustrator of books Cat’s Night Out and The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. He also wrote and illustrated I Want My Hat Back and the rest of the Hat Trilogy.

Amy Timberlake

Amy Timberlake is an award-winning author of many books, including One Came Home and The Dirty Cowboy.

My Thoughts

This illustrated novel is hilarious. You will be cringing with Skunk and rooting for Badger. I Could NOT put this book down! The character development was strong and I found myself connecting to Skunk on so many levels. I also found myself wondering if I’ve ever been like Badger! The illustrations really made this book stand out to me and were done very well. I cannot wait for more Skunk and Badger books. These will be a classic read aloud for homes and schools.

This book was released TODAY and can be purchased here.

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