cover image Skunks!


David T. Greenberg. Little, Brown Young Readers, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-316-32606-3

In David T. Greenberg's follow-up to Slugs and Bugs!, both illus. by Lynn Munsinger, he casts his wry eye on another often maligned species, Skunks! ""The stunkiest stank ever to stink/ The stankiest stink to stunk/ Far worse than a moldy garbage can/ When you reach down and scoop out the gunk."" The litany of what one can do with skunks and their spray ranges from droll to kid-pleasingly disgusting, and youngsters will surely find more than a whiff of humor in Munsinger's jaunty, fittingly hyperbolic watercolors. ( Apr.)