Pysen is an enterprising Swedish five year old and his many funny adventures have the cheerful lilt characteristic of Scandinavian juveniles in translation. In his small town home, Pysen gets into trouble as often as he keeps out of it. Sent to buy a loaf of bread, he finds its taste delicious and eats it up on the way home. He goes to sleep in a laundry basket and ends up a comic spectator at a wedding reception in a hotel. He has a party, wants to get married, and alternately cheers and annoys all of his large family. Plenty of conversation creates a speedy dialogue for Pysen's ingenious reasonings too. Silly drawings by Louis Slobodkin complement. Nice. Eight and nine year olds will like this too.