Monday, February 29, 2016
Skunk on a String by Thao Lam (Owl Kids Books)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 9:30 AM Labels: Owl Kids Books, Skunk on a String, Thao Lam, Wordless picture book
Coming up in March from OwlKids Books, "Skunk on a String" is the wordless story of a Skunk who inadvertently ends up floating upside down underneath a bright red balloon. As Skunk helplessly floats through the sky, many try to help (but most recoil at Skunk's rather fruity aroma instead!)
Seeing the world from up high, Skunk realises that it's not all bad floating effortlessly through the blue, so when Skunk's trip comes abruptly to an end, what does he do?
We'll leave you to find out in this fabulous book!
We were provided with a PDF preview of the title by Owl Kids Books, and it's always great to see a publisher take on a wordless picture book title. There are many, many reasons why we love them - not least of all because they have such a broad age appeal, and anyone from tiny little teenies to grown ups can enjoy 'telling the story' of Skunk on his travels.
It's truly beautifully illustrated, and as Skunk's journey unfolds, you'll begin to wonder if life at the end of a balloon tether would be an idyllic way to see the world.
Charlotte's favourite bit: Skunk manages to grab a mid-air PBJ snack, courtesy of a high-rise workman
Daddy's favourite bit: As blissfully effortless as a balloon flight, as beautiful as a blue sky, it's a fab little wordless tale!
(Kindly sent to us for review in PDF Format by Owl Kids Books)
"Skunk on a String"
Written and Illustrated by Thao Lam
Published by Owl Kids Books
Publication Date (US): 1st March 2016