Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger 2)
by Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrations)
4 out of 5 stars
Skunk and Badger set off on a new adventure searching for Important Rocks, and they go camping in the woods. All Skunk wanted to do was eat a leisurely breakfast and read the Sunday “New Yak Times” Book Review, but instead he forces himself to trek miles through the countryside with a massive pack on his back. A simple rock expedition turns into a wild adventure with cats, rats, bears, and a very strange egg.
Skunk and Badger are so funny and adorable! I love the warmth of their friendship and how they laugh together. In this second book, their friendship is put to the test, and they have to prove their loyalty.
I love that the story is simple enough for a children’s chapter book, but it is very meaningful. We find out more about both Badger and Skunk’s back stories, their memories, and their deepest fears. Badger has to face his mean cousin who bullied him when they were children. Skunk reveals more of his past, and reconnects with old friends who show up at opportune times.
I just adore the artwork. Some of the illustrations are in color, and others are in black and white, but they are all delightful. The lines are so expressive, and the whole mood is quaint and charming. There are lovely little details in each scene that bring the story to life.
I can’t wait to read more from the Skunk and Badger series! This story made me smile; really deep-down joyful smile from head to toe.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.