Set after the first Redwall novel, the one involving Cluny the Scourge, this cute Redwall story involves memorable characters from that book (eg: Matthias the warrior, Basil Stag Hare, Cornflower, Constance, Sam the squirrel, etc.)
Told in rhymes, we find out how the people of the Redwall Abbey try to set a surprise party for their abbot. Though they are in for a surprise themselves. Brian Jacques once again adds wonderful layers to this wonderful universe from which he seems to know every little detail.
A great round of applause too for Christopher Denise illustrations. His soft pastels and character designs are very gorgeous and give the Redwall universe very appealing art for younger readers and die-hard fans.
In the end, this gorgeous book is another pearl in the Redwall Series.