A story of oppression and tyranny among the monkeys. When a bully monkey subjugates little Oswald and his friends, life in the forest becomes oppressive beyond endurance. Finally in an outburst of healthy self-assertion, Oswald refuses to be victimized and in a universal chorus of liberation, the little animals emancipate themselves. Egon Mathiesen's colored illustrations are as blithely humorous as his text, which, by beginning each page with a verbal error quickly set right, builds to a crescendo of comedy. A device which will appeal to children who are in full verbal development.