Each story features different animals with human-like thoughts and mannerisms. They are often potty-mouthed, trash talking, mean creatures with some decidedly bad habits.
My favourites in this collection include “The Vigilant Rabbit” about a group of animals who want to build a gate to their community and the Rabbit appoints himself head of security. I also loved the cautionary tale of “The Mouse and the Snake” about a mouse’s unconditional love for a baby snake despite the knowledge that one day it might kill her.
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is a cross between Aesop's Fables and Hillare Belloc's Cautionary Tales for Children, but without a tidy moral at the end of each story. Subversive, wicked, mean and odd. This was a strange, clever book with moments of laugh-out-loud humour amongst the deeper social commentary.