Living in the city as I do, you might not think that I would have much experience with skunks; but you would be wrong. Skunks have intermittently been a part of my life since I was very young. There was the time in fifth grade when my class went to Mohican Outdoor Camp for a week and the leader in our cabin just happened to have a pet skunk. There was the time when my family was camping and we heard my brother a few campsites down saying, "Here kitty, kitty, kitty." My father quickly called him back to camp and just minutes later we heard screaming from that general direction which was soon followed by a horrific odor. And yes, that was one of our more memorable vacations. There was the time my family was driving up to Lake Erie and a momma skunk with six itty, bitty babies held up traffic on the highway as they crossed the road. Baby skunks are just as cute as can be.
All in all, fairly good experiences with skunks. We even have night marauding skunks in our neighborhood which we smell for time to time when our windows have been left open. My husband has even commented on seeing them in the neighbor's backyard a couple of times on his way home from his second shift job. And while I'm not exactly a fan of bad smells, I still admire these stinkiest of God's creations.
In case you are wondering where all this skunk talk is leading, it is leading to my latest book review for the book Sweet Briar Goes To School. As many of you know, I discovered a book by Karma Wilson last week called Mortimer's First Garden which was a wonderful book about Mortimer the mouse and his adventures while learning about gardens and growing things. So when I pulled this book off of the shelf and saw it too was by Miss Wilson, I was very excited.
Sweet Briar is none other then a little skunk whose first few days of school are almost more then she can bear. She is taunted and teased by the other students for being a smelly skunk; and despite the teacher's best efforts, no one will play with or sit by Sweet Briar. That is, until Sweet Briar saves the day. I don't want to give too much away, so I will let you all discover for yourselves just how Sweet Briar does this.
So ends an other episode of Kids Korner, with me, children's author Aileen Stewart. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. And feel free to drop by my personal website, Fun With Aileen, any day of the week for even more on reading, writing, and my very own middle grade book Fern Valley!
Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. And feel free to drop by my personal website Fun With Aileen any day of the week for even more on reading, writing, and my very own middle grade book Fern valley! - See more at: http://www.thepriceoftrust.com/2013/06/god-garden-and-good-book.html#sthash.Erx0UIXC.dpuf