One evening Badger wonders aloud why she and Fox don’t get to solve the kinds of unusual mysteries she finds in books, but that very evening she gets her wish. With no warning a mysterious stranger tunnels up through the floor of their den. She is the strangest looking animal Badger and Fox have ever seen, and she not only seems terribly confused but also quite hungry. When she leaves as suddenly as she came, they have to puzzle out who this strange creature was.
“But no sooner had Badger opened the refrigerator door than the pedals of the pink flower growing at the tip of Star’s nose began again to wiggle and wriggle and quiver and writhe, if anything, even faster than before. Then – zip, zip, zip, zip, zip – faster than either Badger or Fox could see what was happening – a plate of sardines simply and completely disappeared.”