Monday, April 29, 2019

Book Review: I Am Not A Skunk by Ellen Pilch


I Am Not a Skunk is Ellen Pilch's second picture book. It is about a homeless kitty excited to find a family, but must first convince them she is not a skunk. It is loosely based on how the author's cat, Emmy came to live with her. You can read more about Emmy and her family on the blog, 15andmeowing.com.


Regular readers of the 15 and Meowing blog can't help but fall in love with Emmy, so I was very happy to learn she would be the subject of blogger Ellen Pilch's second book. I Am Not a Skunk tells the story of how homeless Emmy, tired and hungry, happens upon a house with a little girl and her aunt working outside. They want to feed the poor kitty but the girl's uncle won't let her, thinking the animal is a skunk. Emmy is quite offended...after all, she bathes regularly! Luckily the ladies of the house manage to find a creative way to prove the uncle wrong, leading Emmy to find her forever home.

Cat lovers of all ages will be charmed by this story and the darling illustrations that accompany it. I know I would've loved to have read it back in the day when I was a cat-obsessed little girl, but I enjoyed it just as much as a cat-obsessed grown woman! 


I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

16 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

Emmy's book sounds pawsome!

Brian said...

That's a good one fur sure since Emmy sure is!

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Great review Mudpie! You look very bookish today beautiful.

Patricia T said...

Sounds great! Thanks Melissa and Mudpie.

Little Binky and Granny said...

That's a great review about a fantastic book, Mudpie <3 We love it! Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead🐾😽💞

The Swiss Cats said...

That sounds like a lovely book ! Purrs

Eastside Cats said...

An excellent review for an excellent book!

Timmy Tomcat said...

We loved this book and have it in our library. It is wonderful

pilch92 said...

Emmy and I thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed I Am Not A Skunk. XO

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

Yeah!! Great to hear Emmy has her own book! She deserves it!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

We enjoyed this book lots too.

Cathy Keisha said...

Great review for a great book. Love the cover. Tuxies rule!

The Menagerie Mom said...

We love Ellen's books! Emmy's story is just as inspiring as Prancie's, and the illustrations are downright adorable.

Three Chatty Cats said...

I ordered the book from Amazon and it's currently on its way. Can't wait to read it!

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Dash Kitten Crew said...

This looks a fabulous book! I know Ellen is the most lovely author and the book will be SO popular!