Fables often involve non-human characters, and this book includes approximately eighty-seven assorted animals, reptiles, insects, and other species who deal with sometimes frustrating human situations. Animal situations are also included. This book is basically a satire, and readers will recognize many of the everyday happenings in the stories. The non-humans range from an anaconda through a beetle; bush baby; echidna; fiddler crab; giraffe; gorilla, and through the alphabet to a zebra. All the non-humans have human names.
Situations include sports such as a termite race; a TV quiz show that needs wrong answers; a shopping mall where individuals get lost; a restaurant that features timed meals; questions as to what a product actually is; a beauty salon where someone wants the owner to wrap up and put a permanent wave in a box so she can take it home; an election involving the airing of dirty laundry; a florist shop that takes back used and faded flowers as part of a guarantee; trying to get information about a product; and a telephone call involving menus.
About the Author
This is Alvin Fixler's third book, and his writing background includes newspapers, magazines, radio, television, advertising, and public relations.