Sports-loving Cindy's extreme desire to look like a boy, act like a boy, and play exclusively with boys was something her bewildered-parents ardently hoped she would outgrow. It was her friends, six young men, who first began to reject the idea of Cindy as ""one of them"". Then a pet squirrel came into Cindy's life and with it a doll's house. The doll's house was just that niche for which her parents had hoped, for through it the third grade girls, with the help of their teacher, found a wedge into Cindy's interests. And on her eighth birthday, surrounded by girls, Cindy gives over her familiar blue jeans for a fluffy, pink party dress. Dorothy Aldis, author of eight children's books, writes with good natured tolerance. None the less, Cindy's conversion, from the adult point of view, came not a minute too soup particularly since there was very little charming about her bizarrely tomboyish antics.