The Collectors

by Dori Chaconas and Lisa McCue

The short muskrat named Cork and the tall possum named Fuzz are back with more fun... read more

The short muskrat named Cork and the tall possum named Fuzz are back with more fun and friendship in this energetic story by Dori Chaconas, with animated illustrations by Lisa McCue. Cork and Fuzz are busy looking for shiny stones for their collections. Fuzz is also busy collecting other objects—pinecones, food, long sticks, and feathers. Cork thinks Fuzz collects too many things, but at the same time he envies Fuzz’s feather. The feather, though, causes a flurry of chaos for the two friends when a batch of what appeared to be shiny stones hatches into a nest of baby ducks, who think feather-holding Fuzz is their mother. Suddenly the two collectors need to collect their wits and get out of there! Playful dialogue and an amusing adventure make this an excellent and appealing choice for beginning readers. (Ages 5–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009

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