Picturebook Review: The Skunk by Mac Barnett and Patrick McDonnell

The Skunk is a picture book written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell. When a skunk first appears in the tuxedoed man's doorway, it's a strange but possibly harmless occurrence. But then the man finds the skunk following him, and the unlikely pair embark on an increasingly frantic chase through the city, from the streets to the opera house to the fairground. What does the skunk want? It's not clear-but soon the man has bought a new house in a new neighborhood to escape the little creature's attention, only to find himself missing something.


The Skunk is a fun story that also one we can all relate to in some way, even if we have never been followed by a skunk. a man is all dressed up, with important things to do. When a skunk starts of on the doorstep the man tries to find a way to lose the skunk. He goes to incredible lengths, even moving. However, just when he has won he discovered that he is decidedly curious about that skunk and starts to follow the skunk. It is fun, and quite silly on occasion. Who wants to have a skunk everywhere they go? However, even the least wanted companion can become important and desirable. Just do not follow this character's lead and start stalking friends, just give them a call.

The Skunk is a fun and charming picturebook that will appeal to all ages. Whether you have had an unexpected friend at the part of the skunk, or felt like said skunk on occasion, this book will make you smile.
 
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