Skunk Zoo is a fun book told in rhyme with bright cut paper illustrations and cut paper text. It is a family's trip to the imaginary Skunk Zoo where they see amazing skunks that not only look cute (and smell) but play instruments, dance ballet and more. We live in a wonderful part of rural New Hampshire. Last year, when Eowyn was 3, we went for a walk. Eowyn was next to me and her little sister was in her Mei Tai on my back. I told Eowyn that we should go to a zoo some day to see the animals. Eowyn said "I want to go to the Skunk Zoo". Starting with "What's that", and being shamed by the answer, "A zoo with skunks", I asked her questions all the way home.
While her sister napped and Eowyn enjoyed her daily quiet time, I wrote up the first draft of this book, based on the answers to all my questions. Later, I read it to her and fixed the parts where she saw literary weakness. As the book continued to develop, Eowyn continued to explain how it could be better. "No Daddy, it's not supposed to be a rock band". "It's been a rock band for months now, and the pictures are almost done". "Daddy, it's supposed to be a Skunk Ballerina." "Could I just add a Skunk Ballerina?" Every one of her creative improvements was incorporated, and all art was approved by her.I definitely know a little girl in my house who will be getting a copy for Christmas. What child in your family would love a copy of this unique book written by a pair of local authors?
You can buy your copy of Skunk Zoo on Amazon here: Skunk Zoo. You also have the opportunity to purchase the book and have it autographed by both authors this Friday at the Calef's Store in Barrington, NH at their annual Holiday Soiree. The Soiree is taking place from 5 pm - 8 pm, you can buy your autographed copy of Skunk Zoo as well as enjoy wine tastings with local wineries, appetizers and school choir caroling. I'm sure you could fine some more local gifts at Calef's so you can check off even more of that shopping list!
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