• List Price: CDN$ 24.57
  • You Save: CDN$ 6.78 (28%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Skink on the Brink has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Shipped from the US -- Expect delivery in 1-2 weeks. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Skink on the Brink Hardcover – May 31 2013

5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 17.79
CDN$ 14.55 CDN$ 11.23

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • You'll save an extra 5% on Books purchased from Amazon.ca, now through July 29th. No code necessary, discount applied at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside (May 31 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554552311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554552313
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 0.9 x 22.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #266,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

Review

"There is a strong message in this book for readers about loving oneself but also accepting that one will change as one grows up. This change does not make anyone less special, but one may have to look a little harder to find what his or her new special qualities and features are. The story is not overly didactic though; instead, it is a warm, realistic expression of how a young person might feel when facing change s/he did not necessarily expect. The plasticine illustrations in this book, in the style of Barbara Reid, are beautiful. In particular, the detail in them is impressive. They are a joy for adults and children alike to explore. "Skink on the Brink is a great book. The story and illustrations are rich and interesting, and the added information and activities at the back of the book enrich the experience of reading this book. It would be a good purchase for all libraries."
Highly Recommended. **** / 4
-- CM Magazine

Book Description


Winner of The Writers' Union of Canada's Writing for Children Award

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) winner of the annual Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards-Canada, 2014

Rainforest of Reading Award nominee, 2014

On CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens list 2013 (starred selection)

See all Product Description

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Skink on the Brink is one of those books that you just love to read to your kids. The story is well paced and appeals on multiple levels - from addressing the changes and uncertainties around growing up to introducing the topic of endangered species. The pictures are beautiful and there are always little surprises to delight and entertain. Absolutely skinktastic!!!!!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a great environmental story! The illustrations are amazing! I am looking forward to another story about another animal.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f87db04) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
HASH(0xa1a25fcc) out of 5 stars Fantastic Picture Book! June 2 2014
By Believer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
"Skink on the Brink" is a warm and touching story about a lively young skink with a beautiful blue tail. In his beautiful home in the forest he darts about singing songs and rhyming about his tail. When Stewie loses his prized possession he knows he'll grow another, but is devastated when his tail turns grey like the rest of his body, except for his red head. No longer feeling exceptional his rhymes and songs fade away until a friendly woodpecker reminds Stewie that growing up means changes but not the loss his magic sparkle, nor is he any less special.

The book is well-written with beautiful and realistic illustrations. I liked the introduction of an endangered species because so many creatures are disappearing or evolving in our modern world. The story also sends a subtle message to children about growing up and how amazing that transformation can be. This is a wonderful addition to a library with its scientific commentary about Skinks and so much fun with the directions for making your own Stewie.

I loved it and will recommend it to other parents and young book lovers. Kudos to the author and illustrator for a well-crafted and lovely picture book
HASH(0xa3d61d08) out of 5 stars Skinktastic! Aug. 4 2013
By Finalhorseman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Skink on the Brink is one of those books that you just love to read to your kids. The story is well paced and appeals on multiple levels - from addressing the changes and uncertainties around growing up to subtly introducing the topic of endangered species. The pictures are beautiful and there are always little surprises to delight and entertain. Absolutely skinktastic!!!!!


Feedback