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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Punk Skunks -- Book Review

Disclosure: I was sent this book to review free of charge from Trisha Speed Shaskan. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review. I am including links to each item for your convenience but do not receive anything if you purchase them.

Do you remember ever feeling like your world was ending because you and your best friend did not agree on something? Perhaps the best friend wants to play something other than what you want and neither of you are able to budge. Often some mean things are said in anger and sometimes friendships end. Here is a book about that childhood (and perhaps adulthood) problem. Trisha Speed Shaskan shares this problem perfectly in Punk Skunks. It is illustrated by Stephen Shaskan.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/punk-skunks-trisha-speed-shaskan/1121958271


Kit and Buzz are best skunks forever. They love playing together each day. They rode through town together -- Kit on her skateboard and Buzz on his bike. They played at the park together -- Kit liked hopscotch and Buzz liked to paint. And their favorite thing to do was to jam together -- Kit on her drums and Buzz on his guitar. Until the day they had a huge fight over a new song topic. They fought and said mean things and left in a rage. Then of course they missed one another. Activities were not the same without each other. Finally they realized they needed to compromise and work together to be happy.

This book shares an important lesson for all children. It shows how to move past a fight and forgive each other as well as compromise. It is a fun story with the skunks and their various colors. Trisha based the characters on herself and her husband, Stephen. The pictures are fun and colorful. (I did not receive an actual book so I cannot comment on the quality of the book and pages.) There are also many humorous adult things built in like Kit's t-shirt and the poster on the wall in the above picture. Overall it is a very fun book with an important message. I hope you will check it out!!