Emmy’s Country Adventure
Emmy, a young squirrel, is separated from her suburban family, and transported to the country in a Giant Green Monster, where she faces character-building challenges. She learns—among many other things—the value of friends, facing fears, respecting elders, and realizing physical size is not a viable measure of strength and courage.
Emmy’s Country Adventure is the story of when, against Mom’s warnings, Emmy strays from home to play by the Green Cave (Dumpster) where she is befriended by Tweeter, a tiny sparrow. She is soon in trouble—Big Claw is after her! She escapes the Hawk’s grip, lands in the Green Cave and sent on a scary journey. Taken from the land of Two Paws (humans), Rolling Cans (cars), and “hard gray fields” (roads), she’s dumped into a mountain of bags and Yellow Monster (Bulldozer) threatens to bury her. Rescued by Bethany, a young country squirrel, she’s led into a large field of tall grass. Tweeter shows up and the three become friends.
Bethany takes them to her family in the woods—a short journey made frightening by another encounter with Big Claw. Pap agrees to escort Emmy to where she can hitch a Green Monster (Trash Truck) back home, but the family is planning a festivity the next day, so she has to wait. Emmy, Bethany and Tweeter have experiences ranging from life-threatening, to joyous, comedic, and tear-jerking.
Emmy matures. Back home, she tells Mom, “I learned it’s what’s inside a person that counts. I learned I have to fail in order to succeed—to not let fear stop me from trying new things. I learned we should help each other so a few don’t have to do it all. I learned that even if you are small you can accomplish large things. Most important, I learned to never play around the Green Cave and to listen to others that love me—like you, Mom.”