This is another clever picture book from Jan Brett. As usual, there are two stories going on at the same time and her use of panels to foreshadow things to come is here as well. Animals of the forest are trying very hard to get a turnip, a very big turnip, out of the ground as winter is setting in. A little quick thinking and lots of luck results in an unlikely hero to save the day. How the dilemma is really solved will be obvious for young children and they will be so proud of themselves for figuring it out.