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Skunk and Badger, Book 1

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Funny tale of offbeat animal friendship has kindness, depth.

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In a story that expertly combines humor and heart, the animals here are a great vehicle for understanding other perspectives, and the skilled artwork brings an extra dose of emotion to the pages. The geology facts sprinkled throughout are interesting, and the emphasis on what it takes to make a real, sincere apology gives readers a concrete example to consider and follow. Geared toward younger readers, Skunk and Badger could be especially helpful to those whose own friendships are changing as they get older.

The animals being together despite their differences is something many kids can relate to with their own friends, especially at ages when they might spend time with other kids simply because they're neighbors or their parents are friends. There's a lot more to these oddball animals than the lovely, giggle-inducing story initially shows. And Jon Klassen's illustrations are rich and full, beautifully capturing details and emotions with both color and black-and-white images.

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