Another fine story for youngest readers by Lillian Gardner (from Bobcat to Wolf; The Oldest, The Youngest and the One in the Middle etc.) solves some knotty third-grade problems facing eight year old Boole Baker. So far, Boole has been rated an all-around athlete, except in baseball- where he knows his failures but won't admit them to himself. Then a triple misfortune strikes. Boole meets two new kids- Barbara, his contemporary, and her older brother Red. Both of them laugh at his funny nickname. Then Boole strikes out with Red pitching to him. After a school medical examination, Boole is taken to an eye doctor to be fitted for glasses. But when the specs enable Booie to see better, and when Barbara explains that she once had to live down a baby's dubs hinself Dick- his real name- and makes a satisfactory new start.