The story takes place in an imaginary forest, home to a population of excitable critters. The reason they are so excited is the presence of a feisty little foreign creature called a mongoose. The story quickly engages the reader with the mongoose upsetting a snake, which is what mongooses do. When the snake escapes by jumping down a hole, that definitely upsets a mole. This sets off a chain reaction among all the skittish animals of the forest. Their lively imaginations defy reality, rapidly leading to the absurd belief that the world is turning inside out. The lesson here is that one should find out what is really going on before jumping to conclusions. Rather timely in today’s world.