Skeeter is an adorable young skunk who just wants to join in the Stick-Nut game. Unfortunately, whenever he hears the crack of the stick, or sees the ball fly towards him he gats scared, and when young skunks get scared, out comes a Pe-Yew! So it is up to Hamilton Troll and his friends to help Skeeter 'control his scared gland' so he too can join in the game.
This hilariously entertaining and educational book teaches children about various skunk characteristics, how to make friends and brings in vocabulary words and definitions.
He started to giggle. His friends stopped and stared.
“I wasn’t afraid!” Skeeter declared.
“I’ve had so much fun this wonderful day,
That I think I found out how to hold up my spray.
Because I was frightened my smell had been thrown,
No one stayed with me, I was always alone.
But now I have friends, you all stay by my side,
When you see me coming, you don’t run and hide.
You make me feel welcome, like one of the pack,
I’m not being judged by my white and my black.
So maybe tomorrow, we all can just play,
We’ll have fun together, because all is okay.
This Skunk is Socially Acceptable!
I have read your latest book about Hamilton and his friend Skeeter the Skunk, and find it delightful. I kept wondering how on earth you were going to pull it off. How could a skunk not smell? All kids know they stink, but then you handled it beautifully, even making the little fella socially acceptable!! ~ Mary Ann K.