“Skunk On A String”
A hapless skunk finds himself tied to the string of a balloon. He floats up and away.
Traveling past many places he has never been before – a desert, a city,
Too afraid of Skunk’s stink, no one will help him. Finally, he reaches a Ferris Wheel, grabs a seat and releases his balloon. But then…
Read to find out the surprise ending.
This story promotes imagination and discovery.
TITLE: Skunk On A String
AUTHOR: Thao Lam
ILLUSTRATOR: Thao Lam
PUBLISHER: Owlkids Books, Inc., 2016
AGE GROUP: 4-6
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, discovery
1) What can you do with a deflated balloon? Brainstorm ways. Pick one of the ways from your list and design it.
2) Using collage, tell a story in one image. Use papers with patterns and textures.
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