Kids Can Press, 2006<br />
ISBN 1-55337-733-8 (hc)<br />
ISBN 1- Kids Can Press, 2006
ISBN 1-55337-733-8 (hc)
ISBN 1-55337-734-6 (pb)
Illustrated by Nancy Gray Ogle

This book is also available in French as Les mouffettes (Editions Scholastic)

Skunks do lot more than just create a stink! (One species can do a perfect handstand, for instance!) The stinky way skunks defend themselves is just one of fourteen topics in this clearly written book about skunks. Kids find out why skunks are black and white, where they live, how they raise their young, how they hunt and much more. Easy-to-read text and accurate, detailed illustrations provide a perfect learning resources for young children and satisfy their curiosity about these often misunderstood animals.

“…this book delivers almost anything one would want to know about that small black-and-white terrorist… Illustrator Nancy Gray Ogle does a fine job with visuals of skunks in their natural habitats and, most particularly, with their young.” - The Globe and Mail

“Mason has provided readers with an accurate, fun-to-read look at this sometimes misunderstood animals… A solid, well-organized addition.” - School Library Journal

“The story line is clear and concise… the illustrations are extremely well done and accurate.” - Science Books and Film

“…this book blew my mind!” - young reader, Reid C.


* Short-list for Silver Birch Award (Express Category)
* OUR CHOICE selection (Canadian Children’s Book Centre)


You can order this title from your local bookstore or online.

In Canada: Kids Can Press or In the US: Kids Can Press USA