The picture book The Skunk, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell, has been chosen for the New York Times’ prestigious Best Illustrated Children’s Books list for 2015. A tradition begun in 1952, ten books are chosen each year as the best of the best.

Add this to the list of accolades for the book – it’s earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Horn Book and School Library Journal.

This honor isn’t new for Patrick; his Caldecott-Honor winning picture book Me … Jane made the list back in 2011 and four of his other picture books have been New York Times best sellers.

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