The Skunk: A Picture Book, by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Patrick McDonnell
This sly, hilarious tale, The Skunk, brings together luminaries Mac Barnett and Patrick McDonnell for the first time.
When a skunk first appears in the tuxedoed man's doorway, it's a strange but possibly harmless occurrence.
But then the man finds the skunk following him, and the unlikely pair embark on an increasingly frantic chase through the city, from the streets to the opera house to the fairground.
What does the skunk want? It's not clear - but soon the man has bought a new house in a new neighbourhood to escape the little creature's attention, only to find himself missing something...
“Clever visual motifs, sly storytelling, and tight pacing make this a picture book that will be enjoyed by both children and their grown-ups. ” - School Library Journal
“Adults will turn themselves inside out trying to figure it out; kids will either find the whole idea hysterical or just plain befuddling. Peculiar, perplexing, and persistent - training wheels for Samuel Beckett.” - Kirkus