Country Tails is a collection of four children's stories. Each centers around an animal. Hence, the spelling of tails rather than tales as one would expect. They are not exotic animals but rather everyday animals that children could relate to, such as Max (the moose), pigs that love to be read to, Ginger-Cat as seen through the eyes of a lizard, and a wiry, little dog named Jasper.
Each story was inspired by simple, real-life events that occurred while the author's family was growing up in beautiful New Hampshire. These clever tales help children to imagine what life would be like from the animal's point of view.
Though set in this particular state, the descriptions, the seasonal changes, and the way of life embody all of New England.
Experience the seasons and the flavor of this region as you see it through the eyes of a very social moose, pigs that love to hear stories, a lizard who lives in the family's woodpile, and a little dog who had the misfortune of being born without a tail!
Children will certainly enjoy the vibrant, hand-painted illustrations. They are works of art done by Abigail Zuray, the author's eighteen-year-old granddaughter. She has never lived in New Hampshire, but she has been able to capture the wholesome spirit and beauty of it in her childlike illustrations.