Exclusive Cover Reveal: The Skunk by Mac Barnett and Patrick McDonnell
Trying something new around here – revealing a book cover.
Patrick McDonnell won a Caldecott Honor for Me…Jane, Mac Barnett is the author of Caldecott Honor Extra Yarn. You know these guys. Talented guys. Now they’re teaming up for The Skunk, which arrives on May 5, 2015. Here’s a first look at the cover…
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What does Patrick McDonnell say about The Skunk?
Mac Barnett’s The Skunk is a captivating tale that sneaks up on you, follows you around and stays with you. It was a pleasure, and a delightful challenge, to illustrate it.
How about Mac Barnett? What’s he have to say?
It’s a story Orson Welles might read you at bedtime.
Here are all the details:
About THE SKUNK / On sale May 5, 2015:
When a skunk first appears in the tuxedoed man’s doorway, it’s a strange but possibly harmless occurrence. But then the man finds the skunk following him, and the unlikely pair embark on an increasingly frantic chase through the city, from the streets to the opera house to the fairground. What does the skunk want? It’s not clear—but soon the man has bought a new house in a new neighborhood to escape the little creature’s attention, only to find himself missing something. . . .
This slyly hilarious tale brings together picture book talents Mac Barnett and Patrick McDonnell for the first time.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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