The fact that the boys like the boys and ditto for the girls is the most normal aspect of this wacky, comic first novel. In four episodes by Maurice Calhoun, a harrassed interior decorator, it centers on Miss Moppet a My Friend Irma in ""fairy"" land, her adventures and relationship with Lillian-""Lady truckdriver type."" The Day We Were Mostly Butterflies was the day Mama (Maurice) and Baby (Moppet) Butterfly fluttered to the beach along with Emma Hamlet Woodhouse (turtle- cherished gift from Lillian who has been absent for a year after leaving Moppet under the wing of Maurice). Moppet manages to flit off leaving Maurice to wonder if the identification tag will pay off and/or if he will have to pay off-""My human is looking for me. Please return me for $25.00 reward."" At this crucial moment Lillian arrives. Have Ladybird Will Travel reminisces on the time Moppet ventured into infidelity-and ended up being mistaken for a corpse. The Love Goddess of the Middle West is Moppet's cousin , aspirant Beatnik/folksinger who moves in -- Lillian moves out. Moppet decides to ""Out Herod Herod,"" learns the lingo like a mad man and ends up as an accused dope-pusher. In The Excursion to Ultimathule a surprise birthday present for Lillian from Moppet turns up in the laundry room- a horse. ""Oliver"" is carefully tiptoed off to a stable but then Moppet decides to ride him to Florida- naturally it's mid-winter. Along with a comic sense, Miss King has an acute car- Maurice's presentation - you have no idea, it's too delightful.