Celebrate ten years of this popular easy-to-read series with the best friends' first-ever picture booka lovely holiday tale.
Cork the muskrat knows there’s something special about today, but he just can’t figure out what it is. So he and his best friend, the possum Fuzz, go on a search to find a tree for a little “piece of quiet,” so they can think about what makes this day so special. But the first tree has too many birds, and the next has too many squirrelsthey're not quiet at all! At last, when the snow begins to fall, Cork and Fuzz find the perfect place to rest their heads: under a lovely outdoor Christmas tree. In the end, Cork realizes what makes this day so special is that he is “in a beautiful place with my friend.”
About the Author
Dori Chaconas was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1938. The second child in a family of seven, Dori fell into the role of storyteller, nursery rhyme singer, and general entertainer for her siblings. She claims she learned about story pacing early. If the story action lagged, her fidgety audience would either scatter or start a poking war. Dori has written many books for young readers, including the series of Cork & Fuzz easy-to-reads. She lives with her husband, Nick, in Germantown, Wisconsin.
In the past 30 years, Lisa McCue has illustrated more than 175 books for children. Lisa’s artwork also appears on fabrics, greeting cards, gift tins, wrapping papers, home décor and clothing. She was born in Brooklyn and now lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she isn’t drawing, she can be found on the water racing her sailboat or in the mountains skiing. She loves to read, sew, and bead and is involved in fundraising for ALS.