Aesop fables for today. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris, illustrated by Ian Falconer (of the Olivia children's books), is different than his previous books, but quite clever. Human thoughts and actions are imposed on the mouths and beaks of animals resulting in jaded portrayals of reality. There's the potbellied pig who diets with so much will power yet still finds himself rounder than he'd like and the bear who's lost her mother that can't help but seek pity via self-centered whining. My fave was probably The Crow and the Lamb because of it's keen depiction of gullibility. He'll be in Milwaukee at the Riverside on October 23, 2010 if you'd like to hear him in person.