for How Chipmunk Got His Stripes by Joseph Bruchac, James Bruchac, Jose Aruego, and Ariane Dewey
When you tease someone, you might just end up with more than you bargained for! Brown Squirrel is very small, but that doesn't keep him from saying what's on his mind. When Big Bear brags that he can do anything, Squirrel challenges him to keep the sun from rising the next morning. The sun comes up, of course, and Squirrel can't resist the mean urge to tease. But soon Big Bear teaches him a hard lesson: The new claw marks down Brown Squirrel's back will be a permanent reminder of his bad behavior! And henceforth, Brown Squirrel will be known as Chipmunk, "the striped one".