As in Mrs. Udry's other books, which include the prizewinning A Tree Is Nice and The Moon Jumpers, the story is more about being than about any occurrence. In the smooth but simple text the author conveys that Laura Linda is a nice, real little girl who acts and feels like a nice, real little girl. There are a lot of small things she wishes would come about. Some do, some don't, but it doesn't really matter anyhow. The watercolor illustrations, both in bright shades and in black and white, are like the text, comfortably natural and familiar but without any striking distinction.