By Shutta Crum
Late at some point I moved quickly home,
Stepping in the course of the wooden alone.
It was once deep and dim; i may slightly see.
But i presumed courageous options to convenience me.
A younger Skunk heads domestic throughout the woods—alone. or perhaps not…
Could there be robbers, or pirates, or ghosts, or trappers within the woods? And is our hero courageous adequate to maintain away?
With bouncy rhymes, captivating paintings, a refined counting subject, and a shock finishing, this tale will entertain and reassure any baby who’s ever been afraid.
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4. Forest animals—Fiction. 5. Forests and forestry—Fiction. 6. ] I. Bowers, Tim, ill. II. Title. C88643Br 2005 [E]—dc22 2004011045 KNOPF, BORZOI BOOKS, and the colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc. 1 Title Page Copyright Dedication First Page Author and children’s librarian Shutta Crum says she knows what it’s like to be brave while being really scared. Once, she and her sister were sent to the store just before closing time. It was late, so they took a shortcut past an old house the neighborhood kids said was haunted.
So the next day, they thought brave thoughts again and went back to look for the shoe—but they never found it. Shutta Crum is the author of several books for children. She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, and now lives on a farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she sometimes sees skunks. Tim Bowers says: “Some of my bravest moments have come late at night when I’m walking from my studio to the house. The quiet of the late night is my favorite time to create art. It’s also a great time for the local skunk family to explore the area looking for food.
Tim Bowers is the illustrator of the Little Whistle series by Cynthia Rylant and Sherman Crunchley by Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans. He lives in Ohio with his family. His house and studio sit high on a wooded hill and are surrounded by a variety of wildlife, including brave little skunks.