Book Review: Sadie The Skunk
Sadie the Skunk by Meaghan Fisher, Illustrated by Marla Fair
Published by Gypsy Publications (2009)
Summary: Sadie the skunk thinks she is a cat until a sibling kitten points out Sadie’s differences from the rest of the family. Join her on her journey with Mr. Groundhog to find out what type of animal she is. Sadie the skunk thinks she is a cat until a sibling kitten points out Sadie’s differences from the rest of the family. When Sadie asks her parents about it, they answer all her questions, telling her they found her as a baby alone in the forest and brought her home. However, they can’t answer Sadie’s most important question – what kind of an animal is she? To find this out, they take her to wise old Mr. Groundhog whose answer sends her on a series of misadventures. In the end, it is Sadie’s most unique characteristic that helps her find her true home.
Author Bio: Meaghan Fisher is a substitute teacher and a former nanny. She has over ten years experience working with children. Meaghan has a BS in Psychology and a Minor in Women’s Studies. She is a published poet and is currently working on her first novel. Meaghan lives in Troy, Ohio, with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs, Sadie and Lexi.
Review: In this book, Sadie the Skunk struggles with questions about who she is and where she came from. However, with the help of a clever groundhog Sadie’s questions are soon answered. Sadie learns that what makes her different actually helps her to find her family. This book is sure to delight any young reader with it’s adorable illustrations and cast of woodland creatures, as well as the message that it is okay to be different.