The Coconut Thieves was an outstandingly well designed book and this one shares much of its quality and form. The story has been adapted from one called, ""The Elephant Has a Bet with the Tiger,"" by William Skeat. This book also adapts itself to acting out, with the artfully stylized illustrations charming the eye while suggesting a simple costume and property motif. The theme of the story, which concerns a tiger's competition with an elephant, is that you should be wary of what you see but especially of what is reported to you -- it might be a trick. Here's a clever trick, an easy story to tell or act, a good looking book to show.