The Skunk With No Funk by Rebecca Young
Published by Walker Books
“How can it be?” cried Pa. “Oh, it’s terrible!” cried Ma. “For the love of lizards, hold your noses!” cried Grandpa. Not a whiff of mud, not a sniff of swamp, not a dash of dung. No smell at all. Woody was a skunk with no funk!
A humorous tale about a young skunk that was yet to find his funk. With the young odourless skunk meeting a variety of other animal characters, and learning their moves, perhaps something funky doesn’t always have to smell. The story is cute and has a nice moral, where sometimes we have to find our own path, even if it’s worrying to our parents. The illustrations are an interesting combination of pencil, ink and collage, creating a soft and textural look. I especially like the little details found within each picture.
I found this book to be exceptionally pleasing to the eye, with its hardcover and textural approach, whilst providing a unique take on an uplifting moralistic tale for our little ones.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Rebecca Young
Illustrator: Leila Ridge
Title: The Skunk With No Funk
Publisher: Walker Books
Published: August 2014