After I had just published my first book, "Book of squirrels", several readers asked when the second book would come out? I had not originally planned on a second book, but because of the great responses and queries I received, I immediately started on this book. I had the idea of making this a bigger book with other animals included. I also wanted to make this book more interactive for the reader; like my previously published Swedish book "Ekorrarnas bok". There are open boxes at the bottom of every page, whereby readers may create their own texts. The difference in this book is that more people were involved in the creative process. Catherine MLP Pagano provided several of the texts and helped with text corrections. Solveig Sandstrom created several of the props used in the photos. Nico Plugge assisted with proof reading and corrections.