There's A Skunk in My Bunk
Helping Children Learn Tolerance
by Joseph T. McCann, Psy.D.
illustrated by Thomas Gerlach
When a young boy finds a shivering skunk snuggled in his bunk bed on a cold autumn night, he is horrified and orders the animal out of his house. After all, skunks are nasty, smelly creatures, right?
Frightened, the skunk finds the courage to stand his ground, defending himself and others like him. As these two strangers come to know each other, the boy learns that he must think for himself and not prejudge others.
This appealingly illustrated, humorous tale with its important message of tolerance for others identifies —and discourages—stereotypic thinking in children.
"This is a great book to help children learn tolerance
and understand the importance of not judging others."
"The lesson taught is very important."
Joseph T. McCann, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist for United Health Services Hospitals in Binghamton, New York, where he also resides.
Thomas Gerlach studied at Parson's School of Design. A freelance illustrator, he teaches art in elementary schools and lives in Hackettstown, New Jersey.
A Small Horizons "Let's Talk" Release
7 1/2 x 8 1/2, 48 pages/26 color illustrations
LC #2002101038, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-214-4 (pb), $12.95