Myrtle, a turtledove, becomes the contented mother of a gigantic son after some squirrels hoist the large egg into her nest. The egg hatches, and a meek, half- bald-headed eagle, half-lion-- ""a griffin"", says the owl-- steps out. Zeke grows more enormous, and becomes a hero when he carries off a pack of foxes in his talons to a lonely cliff, where they can no longer taunt the birds. The bright, thumping verse and the colorful, artistically placed illustrations (most of them bleed across two pages) form a jolly good time for the listening set. Mr. Peet is the author-illustrator of Huge Harold (1961, p. 259, J-113) which he has surpassed with this new book.