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 Egg marks the spot (Skunk and Badger)
 Author: Timberlake, Amy

 Publisher:  Algonquin Young Readers (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 151 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 882842 ISBN: 9781643750064
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Badgers -- Fiction
 Skunks -- Fiction
 Rocks -- Fiction
 Dinosaurs -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
Chapter Books
Adventure Fiction

Price: $23.26

Roommates Skunk and Badger head out on a rock-finding expedition that becomes much more dangerous than they ever expected.

 Illustrator: Klassen, Jon

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.00
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 512836

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (08/01/21)
   Booklist (+) (09/01/21)

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Booklist - 09/01/2021 *Starred Review* For their second adventure, friends Skunk and Badger are off on a rock-hunting expedition with a twofold purpose: first, distract Skunk from the inevitable theft of the book-review section of his Sunday New Yak Times; and, second, help Badger find a new agate for his rock collection. While Badger is an old pro when it comes to hiking and camping, Skunk has never even been in the woods, which sets up plenty of opportunities for hilarity. Once at Campsite #5, they encounter good friend Augusta—a teacup-sized orange chicken—and Badger’s bullying cousin, Fisher. When Badger notices Augusta and Skunk holding whispered conversations and then going off together, he decides to follow them, ultimately ending up in a hidden cave that holds a gigantic dinosaur egg preserved in amber. Augusta reveals that chickens have been watching over this egg for generations, and it is now in danger. Enter Cousin Fisher, treasure-stealer extraordinaire. Timberlake creates an irresistible mix of high stakes, laugh-out-loud moments, and truly unexpected plot twists as the friends work together to fend off Cousin Fisher, making for an unforgettable expedition. Klassen’s chapter illustrations—black-and-white drawings and earth-toned paintings—further heighten the story’s charm and humor. All told, it’s a wonderful read. And that New Yak Times Book Review problem? It brings a new friend whom readers will hope to see in future adventures. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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