Little Skunky loves his Uncle Funky, but it unsettles him when his uncle drinks. One day, after Uncle Funky trips over Little Skunky and yells at him, Mommy Skunk holds Little Skunky on her lap and explains his uncle’s strange and unpredictable behavior. Sometimes Uncle Funky is clumsy, loud, and silly. Sometimes he says means things. Sometimes he’s sad.
Uncle Funky’s a Drunk, Skunk is a warm and loving way to introduce young children to the issue of problem drinking by adults. It is an amusing and empowering tool for parents, educators, and counsellors, facilitating open communication about a sensitive issue that most children will encounter as they experience the sometimes confusing and conflicted world of adults.