Our favorite denizens of the Magical Forest are back, with more stories told by Skib Bricluster, the fictional scribe who holds up a mirror to a world that reflects – and reflects on – our own. In this second volume, Elephant and Rabbit venture beyond the Forest: they meet Skib at the All-In Diner, take an acting class in New York City, and go back in time (guided by Ellen the Earthworm) to hear Mozart play the violin. When naive Elephant bests Rabbit in a philosophical discussion with a tree, the usually savvy Rabbit loses his cool and drowns his sorrows in a most unexpected place. With characteristic elegance and a sometimes beery sense of humor, T.A. Young has made all the world a stage, with sublimity just inside these pages. Illustrated by Carina Povarchik.