George Shannon, Jose Aruego. Greenwillow Books, $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-009083-8
George Shannon's intrepid Lizard, who last defended his beloved rock in Lizard's Home, must use his wits against another unwelcome squatter in Lizard's Guest, illus. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. This time Skunk, whom Lizard inadvertently injured while doing his boisterous dance, convalesces on Lizard's rock and feigns prolonged pain. Of course Lizard eventually outsmarts him and even turns the sulky, selfish houseguest into a swaying, singing Skunk in this sprightly tale, enhanced by bright, fluid watercolors. .
Reviewed on: 04/01/2003