One rhyming whopper after another is served up in this talltale narrated by a lad in a coonskin cap. It is rather a grand tour of world history, both long and true, that starts with Moses being rescued from the rushes and ends with a return flight from Saturn. Along the way readers meet, among others, Adam and Eve, Columbus, Samson, Paul Bunyan, and Pecos Bill. The artwork is as outrageous as the jaunty text--""Queen Elizabeth she fell in love with me/We were married in Milwaukee secretly/But when sneezing overtook her/I went off with General Hooker""--and Kellogg has insinuated all manner of incidental humor into his illustrations. A musical score for the above ditty closes the proceedings.