The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin is about some chickens and their squirrel friend, Tail, who have an adventure because something big and scary has shown up in their yard. Tail, who has a good vocabulary, but does not know his shapes, tells Dirt, Poppy, Sugar, and Sweetie about the danger in the yard. The squad’s mother, Moosh, seems to be missing, and it is up to the squad to get her back. They plan to use camouflage, balloons, and rocks to take down the danger and save their mother. Will their plan be successful?
In Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey by Alex Milway, the main character, Pigsticks, a pig who wants to be famous like his ancestors; wants to go to the ends of the earth. Pigsticks needs an assistant, but there are no suitable animals. Then he meets Harold, a not-so-cheery or adventurous hamster, and they go off on a journey. They go through the jungle, the desert, and over a mountain. Will their journey make them friends?