Skunk on a String


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$18.95  $17.62
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10.7 X 8.7 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Thao Lam studied illustration at Sheridan College in Toronto and works as an art buyer for an education publishing company. She has an insatiable love of colored and textured papers, which she uses to create her exuberant collages. She draws inspiration from the stories she hears, from the beauty in everyday things, and from the work of the many illustrators she admires. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.


"Colorful collages present a pleasing balance of white space, interesting patterns, bright solids, and stylized shapes. (Well-read readers will find subtle references to Eric Carle.) [Thao Lam] orchestrates suspense and comedy...there are multiple reasons to return to the beginning, not the least of which is the impulse to figure out how to mimic such clever compositions."
--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Features clever collage illustrations in bright colours and patterns that expertly move the tale along... With its light and funny story, Skunk on a String is certain to get laughs out of kids of all ages."
--Canadian Children's Book News

"An interactive delight... Highly recommended."
--Canadian Review of Materials

"The varied scenes and Skunk's comic expressions will keep the youngest readers entertained, offering gentle thrills and plenty of laughs as they observe his unusual predicament."

"The skunk's changing emotions are easy to read, and the possibilities of flight are thoroughly and playfully explored."
--Publishers Weekly

"Skunk on a String's delightful storyline relies on visual literacy, thus making it accessible to readers at even the earliest stages of their reading journey."
--The National Reading Campaign