Muffer, an apprentice angel at the time of Creation, was charged with giving animals their voices. He had been given a list of which creatures went with what sounds, but the donkey ate it up. Muffer decided to improvise: rooster got a moo; cricket got a roar; lion got a chirp; etc. They behaved the way they sounded: the pigeon was ferocious with his growl; the lion made silly by his chirp; and the bear cooed up a storm. Everything is sorted out by Mr. Hullabaloo, Muffer's boss, and the animals assume their proper stance with their corrected voices. It's a story that will appeal to the small-fry humor that goes, ""What if..."" and is easily acted out with a part for everybody. Illustrations in black and white are nicely textured to suggest feathers or fur.