In this delightful collection of animal fables, Robin Skelton transports young readers back to long long ago - an ancient and fabulous time. These humorous stories offer solutions to such difficult questions as "Why does the ostrich bury its head in the ground?" and "Why does the rabbit have no voice?" These are stories that will take children into a wonderful world of fantasy and yet - as always with Skelton - the tales have unexpected endings. Pamela Breeze Currie's engaging pen-and-ink drawings capture the spirit of Skelton's witty fables.