From Caldecott Medal-winning artist and storyteller Louis Slobodkin and his wife, poet and author Florence Slobodkin, comes this beautifully illustrated single-volume edition of three classic children's tales.
A wintertime tale of lost and found, Too Many Mittens
finds the twins Ned and Donny in Grandma's care while Mother and Father are off on a trip. Word gets around when Donny loses a mitten, and soon everyone — teacher, postman, milkman, grocer — is finding lost mittens and delivering them to the twins' house, until Grandma has a great idea.
In A Good Place to Hide,
Susan wants to get away from her persistent brothers, who are determined to show her the spider they've trapped in a jar. But everywhere she goes, from the tool shed to Rover's doghouse, someone finds her — until she finds a secret place where she finally can be alone.
Everyone knows that mermaids have long golden hair and sweet singing voices — except when they don't! In The Little Mermaid Who Could Not Sing,
red-haired Cynthia can swim and ride seahorses but she cannot sing a note. Cynthia's terribly discouraged until she discovers that she has a hidden talent of her very own.
Reprint of The Vanguard Press, Inc., New York, 1958, The MacMillan Company, New York, 1961, and The MacMillan Company, 1956, editions.