Beta readers are poring over the manuscript for The Freakish Temper of Zoo M. Slicky, making suggestions, pointing out conflicts, and laughing with the crazy antics and trials of Zoo M. Slicky.

In particular, the insights of two readers—thanks Grace and Shui!— have led to the addition of a completely different first chapter. Sometimes to begin in the middle of a muddle isn't the place to begin... or to start without an introduction is to launch into confusion? At any rate, the story now commences in a whole new way, with a wild car ride to boot!