Clever, fun and imaginative

Summary:

The parade is today. There are lots of big balloons of all kinds of creatures. And there is one small balloon with a real creature attached: a skunk! With a gust of wind, the skunk is separated from the parade and begins to travel away from the city, his home. Past the skyscrapers, through the zoo, onto the back of a garbage truck (food, yum!), and ultimately to the fair. Phew, the skunk is now on the ground again ... P-U, our skunk has other plans! 


Parent Perspective:
Very cute! Dare we say the story is "sweet?" The illustrations are wonderful and the large panels make it easy for kids to follow the flow of the story and create their own version of events. I really like that the skunk's face is expressive, but not so "locked in" on one emotion that you can't take the story in different directions. 


Pros:

Brightly-colored collage images and familiar creatures will engage readers as they create (and recreate!) the skunk's adventure. Large panels with plenty of "white space" keep the book from overwhelming young listeners and imaginative readers in this wordless picture book.

Cons:

None!


Type of Book:
This is a wordless picture book adventure featuring a skunk tethered to a balloon
Educational Themes:

Because this is wordless, readers can create as many versions of the story as they like. Some may focus on the skunk's feelings, others may focus on the adventure. Let the kids take the helm and read to you!

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
3 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 9
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. Wordless books are fun, but not everyone finds them easy to read. Check it out at the library, and if you have a hit on your hands, buy it.

Title Skunk On a String
Author Thao Lam
Publisher Owlkids Books, Division Bayard Canada © 2016
Illustrators Thao Lam
ISBN 9781771471312
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Animal Character, Adventure, Humor
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