Egg Marks the Spot: A Skunk and Badger Story

Skunk and Badger stumble into the adventure of a lifetime in round two of this quirky, comical early reader series about a mismatched pair of friends.

Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake and Caldecott Medal-winner Jon Klassen team up again to build on their story of a friendship both tender and outrageously funny. Roommates Skunk and Badger set off on a camping trip to Endless Lake to escape home-life burdens and, perhaps, find a new agate for Badger's alphabetized rock collection. While book one (Skunk and Badger, a 2020 Shelf Awareness Best Book) establishes the fragile new bond between the roommates, Egg Marks the Spot, a Kids' Indie Next List choice, deepens the connection. Klassen contributes his trademark droll artwork in both full-color and black-and-white illustrations that invite leisurely perusal. Details like the cast-iron pan hanging from Skunk's massively overstuffed backpack work to build on and reinforce the hilarity of Timberlake's text. Book three, we're waiting for you! --Emilie Coulter, freelance writer and editor

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