Name (First Name, Last Initial)
Ethan K
Book Title
Egg Marks the Spot
Amy Timberlake
Other Genre
If “Other Genre” selected, what genre was the book?
Animal Fiction
What is the setting of the book?
The settings are: Skunk and Badger’s house, the lake, the trail, campsite number five, and the cave. In the last book, Skunk came to Badger’s door and they became housemates. When they go to find a missing rock (an agate that Badger’s cousin Fisher stole) they walk along the trail and get to campsite number five.
Who is/are the main character(s)? What are they like?
Skunk and Badger are the main characters. Skunk is funny, and likes chickens and the New Yak Times book review. Badger is a geologist who examines rocks, and is more serious than Skunk. Skunk often does something rash, and Badger has to help him when disaster comes.
What is the conflict of the story?
Fisher, Badger’s cousin, stole his agate a long time ago during the Weasel family reunion. When Skunk and Badger searched for the agate, Fisher came and stole Skunk’s rocks. Later, when Badger tails Augusta (Skunk’s chicken friend) and Skunk, who are acting suspiciously, he finds out about a cave with a dinosaur egg encased in amber. Chickens have been guarding the egg for years. But then, Fisher comes with a team of rats that are going to remove the egg and take it for him!
What was the conclusion of the book?
The rats take the egg, but it cracks open and a dinosaur comes out! Augusta plays a song; the dinosaur listens. Badger remembered learning in a class that chickens were related to dinosaurs! The dinosaur ate a rat, and all the rats ran away. Then, a rat friend of Skunk’s comes and talks with them. She brings two baby rats for them to take care of. When they go back, Badger places the amber in his wall of rocks, in the “A” section.
While reading the book, what were your emotions?
I found it very humorous and exciting. I liked Skunk’s funniness, and there were a lot of dramatic parts. I liked how Badger was exasperated by Skunk, and how he was made nervous by Skunk’s actions.
Do you think the book had a moral? If so, what was it?
It might not have had a moral… But maybe, “If you search for something, it might not come.” When they searched for the agate, they didn’t find it. They found amber instead. Badger accepted it; life is full of disappointments, but you can learn from them.
Star Rating
Selected Value: 9 (0 min / 10 max)
Why did you give the book this rating?
I enjoy humor, and I like suspense and cliffhangers. The pictures were beautiful, and I liked the way pieces were put together like a puzzle. I’m fond of the characters; after the last book I was excited to learn what came next.
What was your favorite/least favorite part?
One of my favorite parts was when there was a hill, and when Badger wasn’t looking Skunk fell down the hill wearing a huge yellow backpack that was *way* too big for him. Badger turned around and saw that there was a flattened sapling tree and cracked twigs and pots and pans littered in its path. He found Skunk, and Skunk said, “Is this the woods?” Badger said, “Yes.” Skunk said, “Is this campsite number five?” And there was a sign nearby saying, “Campsite number five.” Badger replied “Yes.”
Would you recommend this book to others? Why?
I would. But first, read the first book (“Skunk and Badger”) so you can get a sense of who the characters are and what the situation is. I would recommend this book because it has a lot of humor, suspense, and drama. If you like friendship stories, this is a good one.
How much action was in the book?
Selected Value: 9 (0 min / 10 max)
How much drama was in the book?
Selected Value: 7 (0 min / 10 max)
How much humor was in the book?
Selected Value: 10 (0 min / 10 max)
How much suspense was in the book?
Selected Value: 9 (0 min / 10 max)
Book Report: Egg Marks the Spot