A tree falls in the forest, scaring a burrow of hares. Fearful of the noise, they scurry away, wondering what could have caused such a ruckus. Before long, other animals join them in their headlong flight, each with a more monstrous idea. Panic in the forest of Kerfubble has the animals on a wild run to escape.
Finally the voice of reason is heard from a local farmer, who explains to the scared animals what caused such a crashing sound, and reminds them not to jump to conclusions.
Reminiscent of Chicken Little, What’s the Trouble in the Forest of Kerfubble? shows us how easily we can blow the smallest things out of proportion and drag others along in our fears. Told in rhyming verse, this cute story is uniquely illustrated with textured cutouts of the forest animals.
Reviewer: Alice Berger