This is another story about Rory, Kay and Gerald (The Branch Line, The Old Pony, etc.) and its easy but natural writing will allow inexperienced readers to roll right along with them. The apparent robbery of Rory's scooter and Gerald's bicycle swiftly prods the children on a meticulous search of the town with only Kay's roller skates for assistance. The scooter and bike move around fast among the townspeople, always one revolution ahead of the children, until eventually they, but not the culprit, are retrieved. The setting is distinctively British, but the children and their dilemma will find ready sympathy, and their mild adventure is bolstered with incidents and dialogue which are familiar and amusing.