MRS. DOODLEPUNK TRADES WORK by Dorothy L. Dodworth
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MRS. DOODLEPUNK TRADES WORK

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There's an engaging lesson in tact and tolerance contained in an amiable story here. The seven-year-old Mrs. Doodlepunk is in a lather. She is doing the laundry for her extensive doll family, when eight-year-old Mr. Frizzboy, on route to work on his communal tree hut, derides her simple activity. Mrs. Doddlepunk counters with an offer to swap her laundry chore for his carpentry. Poor Mr. Frizzboy encounters trouble when he accepts her offer, for he doesn't know about non-fast dyes. So one red dress turns most of the dolls and one teddy bear pink. The soap in his eye didn't help either. And Mrs. Doodlepunk fared scarcely better; she cut a hole in the floor of the tree hut. The two return to their original tasks, with discreet flattery on her part soothing his ego.

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1957
Publisher: Scott