"A real stinker of a book. We loved it!"
Scott Simon on NPR Weekend Edition, with Daniel Pinkwater
Average Customer Review: Five Stars
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Five Stars: This book is hilarious!, January 14, 2003
Reviewer: from New York, NY United States
I bought this book for a 5-year-old, but the adults love it as much as
he does. The idea is that skunks are great, and their smell is the best
part of them. The rhymes are hip and irreverent and silly, and the drawings
bring the book to life. My brother-in-law and I could not stop quoting
the line "Skunks with purple mohawks, dude!" to each other--it
made us laugh every time. I can't wait to get the other two books by this
author (Bugs! and Slugs!).
I would highly recommend
this book to anyone with a sense of humor, but I think it would be especially
good for kids (especially boys) who think they don't like poetry.
Five Stars: The
ideas for a skunk's use get zanier, May 29, 2001
Book Review from Oregon, WI USA
Artist Lynn Munsinger contributes her hilarious drawings to Greenberg's
consideration of the skunk and its possible attributes. Zany and hilarious
scenarios include the idea that "skunks make superior sprinklers
for watering your grass/Pump their tails several times, spray insects
with their gas." The ideas for a skunk's use get zanier as the rollicking
rhyme continues throughout.