Meet Skeeter, an excitable skunk who just wants to join Hamilton Troll and the other critters in their big Stick-Nut Game. However, Skeeter has a little problem. Whenever he gets scared or startled, out comes a Pe-Yew! So it is up to Hamilton and his friends to help Skeeter control his smelly-problem so he too can play in the game. Join Skeeter in this stinky, funny day of adventure and share in his excitement as he experiences the thrill of making true friends and getting to play in the big Stick-Nut Game!
Article excerpt from the Texas Now Magazine: …In speaking with Ms. Shields recently, one feels the enthusiasm of childhood and finds that her main goal is that her stories are light hearted with an ethical and moral value to them and that they are not to be fearsome for a child. Cleverly researched, the animals for Shields' stories find themselves in moral and ethical situations that ring true for today's changing world. Using nature in this way has given Kathleen's stories a positive edge that is lacking in children's culture.
Excerpt from Midwest Book Review: …Told in rhyme, with hint vocabulary definitions on select pages, the Hamilton Troll Series is first class educational entertainment for children age 4 and up. The bright and breezy color illustrations make the story come alive.
Excerpt from Midwest Book Review: …the best bit about this book is the narrative of rhyme which is sophisticated, child oriented and has good rhythm. I can imagine reading this to my granddaughter at quite a pace, and keeping her interest with the words and the fine detail in the pictures.