It's a fast sprint through the city on the author's dashed-off sketch and story tour of Europe (other books have included Eyes So- o Big and Mimi). Carlito is the delivery boy for the finest pastry shop in Spain. While presenting an elaborate cake to La Marquesa's pet parrot, Carlito fell and dropped the cake, and the parrot saw its chance to leave. The chase after the bird offers a quick, streamlined glance at many of the notable landmarks (the local color is purple and red). Jaunty and cosmopolitan.