Saturday, September 19, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake and Jon Klassen

I am really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake with illustrations by Jon Klassen. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Algonquin Young Readers and Amy Timberlake for letting me be a part of this fun tour.

Title: Skunk and Badger
Author: Amy Timberlake
Illustrations by: Jon Klassen
Published by: Algonquin Young Readers
Released: September 15, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: 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.  (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: This was very, very cute! A perfect read for middle grade readers. It features a Badger and a Skunk who become roommates. Badger is a rock scientist and needs peace and quiet to do his work. Skunk is his exact opposite, he's also friends with a lot of chickens. 
This is a really sweet story of friendship. How sometimes the best friends come from giving a person a chance. It's about getting involved with someone different then you and also not judging by appearances.
I loved the illustrations and the design of the book. It was just a lot of fun to read.
This is super cute and I'd definitely recommend it!

Amy Timberlake's work has received a Newbery Honor, an Edgar, and a Golden Kite Award. One book was chosen to be a Book Sense Pick, another was reviewed in The New York Times Book Review. Her books have made several "best books of the year" lists, and she loves it whenever her books are chosen to be part of a state reading list. (Thank you!) Chicago's Lifeline Theatre has adapted both One Came Home and The Dirty Cowboy for the stage. She's received residency fellowships from Hedgebrook, and the Anderson Center. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake. Thanks so much to Algonquin Young Readers and Amy Timberlake for letting me read this cute book and having me on the tour.

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