Monday, September 9, 2019

"Skunks For Breakfast" - a bookwrap

Meet Pamela.  She has a story to tell you that stinks.  Once you listen to her you will know why! 


"Skunks For Breakfast"

Authored by Lesley Choyce
Illustrated by Brenda Jones

* Ages:  4-8
* Grades:  PS-2
* Reading Age:  4-8
* Paperback:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing; 2 edition 
* Pub. Date:  July 24, 2019
* Language:  English 

Unwrapping Some Wonderful Illustrations For 
You To Enjoy

Unveiling the Story

Pamela lives with her family in an old house by the sea in Nova Scotia.  Underneath the house is a crawl space where sometimes wild animals inhabit.  One cold February morning she is awakened by a horrid stench that invades her entire being.  She runs to her parents room holding her nose and trying not to breathe in the putrid smell.  Her Mom right away identifies the odour. It's from a skunk that is under their house.  Oh my!   But Nova Scotia has no skunks right?  Wrong! 

The whole family ends up enveloped in the stink and they are ostracized because of it.  Something has to be done to rid those unwelcomed squatters from their property.  But what?  

Dad hatches a plan and with the help of his friend Glenn and his truck the  one skunk...  oh wait...okay two skunks... mmmm... better wait more.... Wow! SIXTEEN SKUNKS are transported to an undisclosed far away location. Glen has to abandon his part in the deportation because his girlfriend forbids him to have his truck polluted any more with that unbearable stink.  Together Pamela and her dad manage to expel the intruders from under the house all by themselves. The skunk family is finally skunked.... or are they?  

This delightful book will have kids engaged from beginning to end.  It is well-written and the illustrations are gorgeous.  This would be a great read-aloud story in a classroom setting.  I am sure kids will enjoy it and Storywraps highly recommends it.  

Storywraps Rating:  5 +++ HUGS!!!!!

I love the fun twist at the end!  "Nooooooooo!" 

Meet the author 

Lesley Choyce lives at Lawrencetown Beach and is the author of 65 books including The Coasts of Canada, a history of the country’s shorelines. He has also edited a companion volume to Nova Scotia: Shaped by the Sea titled Nova Scotia: A Traveler’s Companion.


About the Illustrator 

Brenda Jones grew up in Prince Edward Island and now works as an artist at a Montreal animation studio. She has illustrated many books, including Buddy the Bluenose Reindeer, My Mother is Weird and Hockey Night Tonight.

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