Skunk and Badger
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
ISBN: 9781760525484
Series Number: 1
Published: 29 September 2020
When friendly, free-spirited Skunk moves in with solitary rock-scientist Badger, both are forever changed in this whimsical, emotionally rich story from Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake, illustrated in full-colour and black-and-white pictures by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen (This Is Not My Hat, Pax). No one wants a skunk. They are unwelcome on front stoops. They should not linger in Rock Rooms. Skunks should never, ever be allowed to move in. But Skunk is Badger's new…

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.