Article Title

The Skunk


Liz Kazandzhy


Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Mac Barnett, Patrick McDonnell, Skunks, Picture Book, Humor

Document Type

Book Review


One day, when a man is leaving his house, he finds a skunk on his front porch. He carefully sneaks past him and goes on his way, only to find that the skunk is following him! Despite all his efforts to rid himself of this strange creature, including taking a cab and going to an opera, his is followed by the skunk every time. Finally the man makes his way across the city and buys a new home, celebrating the riddance of the skunk by having a party, only to realize that he doesn’t feel quite complete without his skunk. The chase then reverses itself as the man finds and follows the skunk.