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New Kid in Town (Janette Oke's Animal Friends #5)

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  151 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Fuzzle the skunk can't understand why the other forest dwellers are avoiding him. But soon he discovers a special Creator-given gift that establishes him as the hero of the forest.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Bethany House Publishers (first published 1983)
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Rosa Cline
Jun 04, 2014 Rosa Cline rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This is one of the books in Jannette Oke series "Animal Friends" books. (This series you do not have to read in any type of order) This book was a little less interesting than the others but it was still a lovely story. A young skunk gets separated from her Mother and siblings and have to figure out her way in life. Everywhere she goes no one wants to talk to her, they all run away from her and she doesn't understand why. Until one day she sees a baby deer and the deer smiles at her makes her DA ...more
Jan 16, 2016 Is rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute book I got as a kid.
Feb 11, 2015 Joy rated it really liked it
Janette Oke has a cute little series of children's chapter books about animals. I have four of the books and my mother and I used to read them all the time.

Fuzzle is a skunk that is separated from his mother and siblings after he climbs into a trap. He finds himself alone and has to start a life for himself without any help. No one seems to want to help him or even talk to him but he manages to find a log to live in. After he saves a fawn's life, he becomes accepted by the other forest dwellers.
Aug 16, 2009 F rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This Oke edition is age appropriate for the 6- to 10-year olds (as labeled on the back of the book). Fuzzle, the skunk, uses his spray to save a fawn, his friend, from a coyote. This act makes him many forest friends.
Jul 12, 2012 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Janette Oke's childrens books as a child and had fun reading this one again to my kids. Even my husband got into it.
May 17, 2008 Angie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love her children's books! They always teach a good lesson.
Linden A.
Apr 13, 2009 Linden A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I loved this book as a kid. It's a classic.
Amanda Wige
May 23, 2012 Amanda Wige rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So cute really fun book.
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