It’s a bumper berry season, and Badger, Fox, and their friends are busy gathering their favorite kinds of berries. Badger proposes a berry fest where they can share the baked goods, jellies, and sauces they plan to make with their berries. But Fox, who doesn’t cook, comes up with a very different kind of contribution. Although Fox’s surprise is a lot of fun, the friends find they need to deal with another, even bigger surprise, if their berry fest is to be successful.
“‘Yum, yum, yum, yum,’ Fox chanted as they made their way back to the cave. Soon everyone else was chanting “yum, yum, yum, yum” with her. Eagerly they crowded inside. The lantern was still standing by the wall where they had left it. – But, to their great surprise, the only thing it illuminated was a jumble of dirty plates and empty containers.”