Tanka Tanka Skunk, Paperback
4 out of 5 (4 ratings)


Meet Tanka, the elephant and his friend Skunka. Say their names together and they SOUND LIKE DRUMS! Tanka, Skunka, Tanka, Skunka, Tanka Tanka Skunk! They have lots of friends for you to meet, so say their names to the Tanka Skunka beat!

Lemurs, llamas, zebras, badgers, caterpillars, big GORILLAS and yakety, yakety yaks.

The book takes the reader on a veritable roller-coaster ride of sights and sounds as animals leap and dance across the brightly coloured pages.

Terrific fun to read aloud one to one with a small child, and an absolute riot for group activities.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, 32
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780099439776



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Must be read aloud; this book is meant to be performed. an alliterative poem with cartoon drawings of animals.

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Skunka Tanka Skunka Tanka Tanka Tanka Skunk! These are the names of two friends who love to play drums. They encounter a variety of animals and add their names to the rhythmic beat.Cute illustrations, bright splashes of color, and fun beat make this book a great choice to use when teaching syllables.

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JUST for FUN category book, but can have good teachable exercises. Color and illustrations are great. Rhythmic pattern and predictable book. Can be used with music or not. Teach syllables, colors and animals. Good picture book

Review by

'Tanka Tanka Skunk' is an innovative and visually stunning picture book that introduces young readers to simple rhythms as the text and the illustrations leap and dance across the pages. I loved the vibrant illustrations and thought the background stripes are cleverly designed to help keep the beat as one reads.