Much ado about peppermint in an amorphous picture book, possibly evolved in haste- a great disappointment from this author who has made so many fine contributions to children's literature. Mr. Peppermint goes to the North Pole (for no apparent reason) and the Peppermint baby is born. Mrs. Peppermint sends a letter to the North Pole for a name ("Chocolate Peppermint" is the choice), and Mr. P. returns home to see the baby. This is an unsuccessful joining of unmatched parts only superficially united in the peppermint device. The text and unfocussed pictures in red and white by Clement Hurd have an unpleasant quality.