The comical kids, typified in other Hoban books (e.g. Some Snow Said Hello, 1963, p. 312, J-106), go through one day on a mad rampage and face judgment when father walks in after a "sorely trying day" at work. The buck is passed quickly from Dora to Frank and on down the line until it settles on the cat, who tries to blame the mouse. The cat finally accepts the blame and apologizes to the dog... thus the reaction works in reverse. The tale is slight, but Mr. Hoban's clever use of words coupled with Mrs. Hoban's pencil drawings of the stubby Victorian looking family forms a highly amusing book which will also appeal to adults.