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skunk scout

Skunk scout

by Jessica Kim ‧ RELEASE DATE: March 17, 2020

Nature’s a bore to Teddy. Give him a triple feature and the sights, sounds, and smells of his neighborhood, San Francisco’s Chinatown, any day. Yet surprises are in store for doubting Teddy. He learns a lot about himself and his uncle and actually develops an appreciation for nature—although not the skunk that ends up in the trio’s tent at the climax. There’s enough for young readers to appreciate here. It’s a quick, painless read and offers up gentle humor. Bobby really is a know-it-all, though, and will strike many readers as too good and too knowledgeable to be entirely credible for his age.
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 2003

Eleven-year-old Yumi Chung doesn’t have anyone to sit with at lunch, but she secretly harbors dreams of becoming a comedian. Shy + Asian + Girl = Comedian? Why, yes. Yes, it does.
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To ten-year-old Teddy, camping can take a hike, as it were, especially when he has to go with his science whiz, know-it-all younger brother Bobby and bumbling Uncle Curtis.
Readers will cheer the birth of this comedian.
A minor effort from Yep. (Fiction. 8-12)

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To ten-year-old Teddy, camping can take a hike, as it were, especially when he has to go with his science whiz, know-it-all younger brother Bobby and bumbling Uncle Curtis.