THE BED OF THISTLEDOWN by Mabel Watts

THE BED OF THISTLEDOWN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Lazy Paddy would rather shirk than work -- even though mother sets a perfect example. The thistle in the field overran the land, but Paddy procrastinated, insisting that the down would make a nice soft bed. Finally the time came to pluck the down, but to Paddy's surprise bed-making was hard work. Choosing the better of two evils, Paddy clears the field and plants a vegetable garden instead, fulfilling mother's original plan. The story incorporates a fable-like quality without the smooth unfolding of plot and the classical illustrations. Sheila Perry's stark modern drawings in bright colors seem overwhelming and out of keeping with the spirit.

Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1962
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman