Cork is a muskrat. Fuzz is a possum. Cork eats only veggie stuff. Fuzz eats beetles and worms. Cork likes to play hide-and-seek. Fuzz likes to play find-and-eat. Cork and Fuzz have nothing in common. Or do they?
Cork is a short muskrat who can swim. Fuzz is a tall possum who can't. They are best friends. Cork wants to teach Fuzz how to swim, but Fuzz isn't so sure he wants to learn . . . . The funny story and adorable illustrations in this seventh Cork and Fuzz easy-to-read will delight beginning readers.
A young boy whose father is serving overseas during World War II struggles to overcome his fears, especially his fear of the horses that pull trade wagons through his neighborhood, as he works odd jobs for money to buy his father a birthday present.
Cork and Fuzz wake up knowing the day is special but not why, and when they finally find a quiet place to think about it, singing a festive song as a bell jingles and snow falls on a sparkling pine tree, they realize that their friendship makes every day special.
Although Cork the muskrat is short and likes to find things and Fuzz the possum is tall and likes to keep things, the pair remain best friends even after Fuzz finds Cork's lost stone and decides to keep it.