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Skunk on a string

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The highly anticipated wordless picture book from debut author and collage artist Thao Lam "Wordless... colorful... hilarious." Kirkus , STARRED REVIEW In Skunk on a String , we meet a skunk who has been tied to the tail of a balloon. Try as he might, the persistent critter can't get anyone to untie him. In this wordless story, he is shooed and swatted through a bustling parade, past the windowpanes of the city's apartment buildings with their diverse, busy inhabitants, then up to the construction cranes high above the city. He floats through the zoo, into traffic, under water, and eventually lands atop a Ferris wheel. When he finally unties himself, the skunk misses the aerial life -- so he comes up with an inspired way to fly again. Paper collage art in whimsical colors and patterns -- polka dots, gingham, and florals --creates a playful dynamic and brilliantly captures details of urban life, from the legs of a crowd to window boxes, spilled ice cream, and clothing flapping on clotheslines. This heartwarming, highly visual adventure takes a new vantage point on the ordinary and shows the skunk expanding his horizons, overcoming adversity, and, eventually, helping himself.
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Full title skunk on a string
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Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-16 23:09:20PM
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display_description A skunk who has a balloon tied to his tail floats through a bustling parade, past the windowpanes of city apartments, and through a construction zone before landing on top of a Ferris wheel and realizing that he is loving the aerial life.
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subject_facet Novelty balloons -- Juvenile fiction, Skunks -- Juvenile fiction, Stories without words
title_display Skunk on a string
title_full Skunk on a string / written and illustrated by Thao Lam
title_short Skunk on a string
topic_facet Novelty balloons, Skunks, Stories without words