Timid Timothy was, in fact, a coward. The little kitten was known far and wide as Fraidycat. But his mother taught him a trick or two -- to arch his back and make his fur stand on end and say --S-s-s-s-t. Timid Timothy took his first flier at being brave in the toy shop where the stuffed elephant and the stuffed lion didn't eat him. But when Timothy tried his stuff against a pack of bees his mother taught him an even more important lesson -- not to look for trouble. This, like many other Weisgard-illustrated books is a miniature triumph of animal characterization. Unalloyed catnip for the younger readers or hearers. A new edition of an irresistible tale.