The ‘odd couple relationship’ is not a new concept, especially not in children’s books. It must be done extraordinarily well to succeed as to hold up to other epic examples, including Ernie and Bert, Wallace and Gromit, Big Ears and Noddy, etc. I am delighted to report that Skunk and Badger, a fabulous collaboration between Amy Timberlake and superstar illustrator Jon Klassen, holds up VERY well indeed. I laughed so hard I snorted. I got a little teary. I adored the clever storytelling. I mean, let’s face it, Skunk and Badger is just a good time.