A hippo worries that her MFA is totally useless. A cardinal has roommate problems. A hummingbird is eager to join a social network. A bush baby teeters on the edge (You wanna throw down?!) Here for the first time are the innermost thoughts of our furry and feathered friends, who – it is finally revealed – humorously share the same anxieties, frustrations and preoccupations as we do. Whether it's a raccoon fretting about his judgmental friends, a buffalo impatiently waiting for his dumplings, or a sloth contemplating a career in stand-up comedy, each colourfully illustrated critter captures a moment of modern flux – and together they create an irresistibly funny portrait of a kingdom both wild and amusingly familiar.
Simon Winheld is an illustrator and actor. He lives in New York.