Now that both Rabbit and Mama Chipmunk knew about Squirrel’s not-so-secret-anymore giant balloon, he realized that he might as well tell the birds about it, too, as he would probably need to ask for their help with the braiding.
You see, Squirrel was going to need rope — quite a lot of braided rope, actually, in a variety of lengths and thicknesses.
And so he explained his balloon plan to the birds.
Later that day, the wrens set about twisting bits of Squirrel’s cobweb stash into thin yet strong webbing, while the robins and cardinals and blue jays foraged for long blades of grass and thin, pliable twigs. And after they’d piled up heaps of material, they settled in for a late-evening braiding party, complete with a sing-along.