• Is That a Skunk?

    Lucas discovers that a stinky visitor has moved
    into his family's backyard.

    “They wait for the skunk to leave the doghouse.

    But the skunk doesn’t leave. What now?!"

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    A charming “tail” with a big stink!

    "Is That A Skunk?" is the latest children’s book from Gary Bogue and Chuck Todd, the creative team of the popular urban wildlife guide The Raccoon Next Door. 

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    In this charming picture book, Lucas and his family adjust to their new urban wildlife neighbor ... a SKUNK! Along the way they learn all about these surprisingly amiable animals: their favorite things to eat, their preferred places to stay, their friends and enemies, and even how to get rid of their smell. 


    Author and wildlife expert Gary Bogue highlights skunks’ sweet natures (odiferous spray notwithstanding), and full-color illustrations by Chuck Todd add even more information to this fact-packed story.

    "Is That a Skunk?" Published by HeyDay Books

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    Discover lots of fun facts about these sweet-natured animals, including:

    •What skunks like to eat
    •What kinds of skunks live in North America
    •How to make skunk smell go away

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    "Is That a Skunk?" 

    NOW in Backyards and Bookstores!
    from HeyDay Books. ​

    Ask for "Is That a Skunk?" at your local bookstore or order the book now: https://heydaybooks.com/book/is-that-a-skunk/

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    Order your copy of "Is That A Skunk?" now at


  • Short and Tall Tales

    Check here for information on upcoming events and signings, stories about skunks and how we create our nature books for kids!

    Gary Bogue and I have done many events together for our book projects, talking with kids and...
    March 5, 2019 · wildlife,skunk,children's books,Chuck Todd,Gary Bogue
    Story time with "Is That A Skunk?" creators at The Lindsay Wildlife Experience, Sat. 3/9 ...
    September 9, 2018 · wildlife,children's books,skunk,nature,HeyDay Books
    Beloved wildlife guru and author Gary Bogue and artist Chuck Todd will sign copies of their new...
  • A stinky tale created by

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    Gary Bogue

    Author and Animal Guru

    Gary Bogue was curator of the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, California, for twelve years. He also wrote a daily column about pets and wildlife for the Contra Costa Times and Bay Area News Group for 42 years, and authored There’s an Opossum in My Backyard, There’s a Hummingbird in My Backyard, and

    The Raccoon Next Door.

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    Chuck Todd

    Artist and Illustrator

    Chuck Todd is an award-winning illustrator and visual journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. After more than two decades as a newspaper artist and presentation editor, Chuck has turned his focus to creating illustrations for children’s books, magazines, websites, and comics. This is his fourth illustrated wildlife book with author Gary Bogue.

    See more of Chuck’s artwork at www.chucktodd.net

  • Skunk Q&A

    Send us any questions you have about our new book "Is That a Skunk?