Egg Marks the Spot
A Skunk and Badger Story
Amy Timberlake, with pictures by Jon Klassen
Badger’s focus remains on his rock collection. What’s more, he’s alphabetised each find, alongside a label and spotlight. It seems he’s been busy in his ‘new rock room‘. It seems that he’s accepted Skunk’s presence in his life. This means that Aunt Lula’s brownstone is shared convivially by the pair, unlike their introduction, Skunk and Badger.
However Badger’s concerned by the absence of his missing spike eye agate. How can he begin an alphabetised rock display without an A? It leads him to reminisce about his double-dealing, thieving cousin, Fisher, who stole this rock. What’s more, it seems that Skunk’s distracted. After all, he’s now settled in the brownstone, and would like to revise some of his earlier routines, including reading the New Yak Times’ Books’ Review. Yet how can he do that when it seems Mr G Hedgehog has relocated to North Twist? It seems that Mr G. Hedgehog took it upon himself to remove the book review section of this paper each week!
Therefore, the only thing for it, is a rock expedition, an Egg Marks the Spot. After all Badger’s hunt for an agate at Endless Lake would be markedly improved by Skunk’s cheffing presence. Then again, it would be a distraction for Skunk. Yet, have the pair any idea of what they might find? It seems chickens have an ability to Quantum Leap, while Fisher is keen to scout out his cousin, in lemon-yellow loafers.
Bookwagon is overjoyed to welcome this wonderful, witty, diverting and clever story from Amy Timberlake. It seems a little other worldly, a story for every generation, ideal for reading aloud and savouring alone. What’s more, Jon Klassen’s pictures offer this such a quality feel. Egg Marks the Spot is a mineral magnificent sequel and companion piece to Skunk and Badger.