A powerful, scraggly haired little girl roams nonchalantly through the ever-thumping verse of Nash. When a bear threatens to eat her, she eats the bear; when a witch threatens to turn her into a toad, she turns her into milk and drinks her-- and she goes. She looks as if she just stepped off a studio card; unfortunately, she stepped into a crowded, busy purple and red world. While Isabel is enchanting--in the illustrations--her surroundings are not. But, the rhymes of Nash stand up in spite of weak art work.