A polite moral, a flagrantly mild teaser for great-aunts to read to their grand-nieces and nephews is a story of a lazy squirrel and his industrious squirrel girl friend. Definitely reminiscent of Beatrix Potter both in text and in Joan Wanklyn's small peaches-and-cream drawings, the tale of Bush-Tail and Susie comes to a climax when Bush-Tail becomes enamoured of another squirrel, Myrtle. But alas, unheeding Bush Tail who has neglected to follow Susie's instructions and fix up his house is scorned by Myrtle when his table collapses during tea- and thus comes to realize Susie's true value. Let that be a lesson to you! Paper over board.