||This installment of Poppy's story centers on the joys and sorrows of family. The lovable, plump deer mouse and her husband, Rye, happily live in Dimwood Forest with their many children. They're worried about Ragweed, Jr., who, at three months, has become a difficult, irritating adolescent. Taking after the uncle he was named after, he ignores his parents, is terribly rude, and has even dyed his fur so he'll look like his best friend, Mephitis, who is a skunk. Poppy isn't sure what to do, and when she's forced to visit her family--with whom she doesn't get along very well--across the forest, she takes Junior with her in effort to reconnect. While very humorous, this story also addresses the complexity of family relationships, prejudice, and love. Accompanied by B&W illustrations, this is the fifth addition to the much-loved Poppy series.