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. Volume XVIII Number 17. . . .January 6, 2012
Whoever heard of a stinkless Skunk? In this picture book, readers are introduced to an animal that looks like a skunk, but one that simply could not produce a smelly spray as other skunks do. And that's Tooter's predicament. Frustrated, Tooter turns to books, research, experiments and a diet change, hoping to reverse this unhappy time, but with no success.
Spying a shooting star, Tooter makes a wish.
Ridiculed by the forest animals, Tooter is ready to give up. Surprisingly, a tiny bug comes to his aid and teaches him some important life lesson involving perspective, a different way of looking at problems; perseverance, not giving up too soon; patience, giving things time to happen and finally, when threatened by a fox, the most important lesson of all, partnership.
Reesa Cohen is a retired Instructor of Children's Literature and Information Literacy at the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB.
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