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"Children will root for a young skunk searching for love in this comic reader full of visual support for emerging readers." This "loveable choice" includes "the diversity of love in the world" and is "a pleasant read for animal lovers and on Valentine's Day." 

School Library Journal

Love Stinks!

by Diana Murray

illustrated by Gal Weizman

Random House Books for Young Readers, Dec 13, 2022

ISBN-10: 0593488466

ISBN-13: 978-0593488461




Can a skunk find love? Kids will LOVE reading this sweet and funny Comic Reader—combining the trusted learning tools of Step into Reading with the kid favorite comic panels and word balloons—perfect for Valentine's Day and everyday!


Frog love.
Fly love.
Where is my love?

Everywhere he goes it seems like all the other animals have someone to love . . . except for Skunk. Even gnats and snails and bats and whales have partners by their sides. Will Skunk find love?
Comic readers are told almost entirely in action-packed dialogue! Simple, graphic, paneled layouts introduce emergent readers to the joy of comics. 
Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired picture clues help children decode the story.

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