Once upon a Christmas Eve, animals begin to talk. And they refuse to be muzzled again. Humans aren't going to like what they have to say, and it isn't long before the consequences of the animals' newfound communication turn tragic. Not understanding their pets is no longer a valid excuse for ignorant masters, and shunning those who squeal and chirp ceases to be feasible. The tables are turned, and it's up to humankind to deal with the situation. A smart, thought-provoking book that prompts readers to rethink their habits, and which stands as a superbly crafted, emotion-packed story.