Skunk on A String

Skunk on A String

Book - 2016
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In "Skunk on a String," we meet a skunk who has been tied to the tail of a balloon. Try as he might, the persistent critter can't get anyone to untie him. In this wordless story, he is shooed and swatted through a bustling parade, past the windowpanes of the city's apartment buildings with their diverse, busy inhabitants, then up to the construction cranes high above the city. He floats through the zoo, into traffic, under water, and eventually lands atop a Ferris wheel. When he finally unties himself, the skunk misses the aerial life so he comes up with an inspired way to fly again. Paper collage art in whimsical colors and patterns polka dots, gingham, and florals creates a playful dynamic and brilliantly captures details of urban life, from the legs of a crowd to window boxes, spilled ice cream, and clothing flapping on clotheslines. Ages 5+
Publisher: Toronto, ON : 2016. Owlkids books,
ISBN: 9781771471312
Branch Call Number: E LAM


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Georgia_E Jan 08, 2018

Who knew getting stuck to a balloon would amount to such a wild adventure? Share this adorable story with a child, encouraging them to describe what they see in the pictures. Talking about what is happening in a picture book is a great way for your child to build narrative skills.

GCPL_EarlyLit Nov 08, 2017

Nicely illustrated book with no text about the misadventure of a skunk caught by a helium balloon. As the skunk floats over a variety of people, animals, and landscapes, little ones can follow along and use their own words to tell the story.

Oct 23, 2016

This book is beautiful and multilayered. It is perfect for non-readers who have wild imaginations and can help put words to this wordless story.

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