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Willow, the great-granddaughter of Mother Nature, recruits the help of a stink badger in this second book in the charmingly whimsical chapter book series from bestselling and award-winning author Suzanne Selfors.

When Willow agreed to house-sit for her grandmother, Mother Nature, she had no idea how difficult it would be. The songbirds rudely wake her up at dawn. Mrs. Hedgehog serves worm pancakes for breakfast. And the to-do list is even longer than it was yesterday!

To make matters worse, a feisty queen bee has moved into the chicken coop, sending Mother Nature’s beloved chickens into a tizzy. There’s only one critter who can catch the bee’s monarch: the stink badger. But no one ever visits or talks to them because, if disturbed, they’ll spray a horrid stench from their bottoms.

Can Willow be brave enough to care for the natural balance in Mother Nature’s absence by facing one dangerous foe to get rid of another?

About The Author

Suzanne Selfors is a bestselling author who lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest where rain falls like music and slugs frolic beneath ferns. She has a husband who works as a pilot, two grown-up kids, a rescue cat who was found living in a hole in a wall, and a nutty corgi named Fiona.

About The Illustrator

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Ramona Kaulitzki has always spent her days doing something creative, from sewing to photography, but her biggest passion has always been drawing and storytelling. She is the illustrator of many picture books, including Bravo, Little Bird! by Annie Silvestro, The Christmas Owl by Gideon Sterer and Ellen Kalish, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. Born and raised in a small city in Germany, Ramona enjoys riding horses. Her love for animals, and for nature, is a major inspiration for her work. Her illustrations are created digitally, but she also enjoys drawing and painting with traditional media. Visit her at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (April 15, 2025)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665949064
  • Ages: 6 - 9

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