A novel and satisfying idea something on the general principle of an anthology of humor-literature for young people. This is more extensive than Margaret Scoggin's Chucklebait (1946), and in its 332 pages, including indices and gay spots by Leonard Weisgard, are many delicious favorites, not the least of which is Kenneth Grahame's Mr. Toad's Song In Praise Of Himself. It also employs the talents of Mark Twain, Booth Tarkington, Robert McCloskey, Lewis Carroll, Oliver Wendell Holmes, W. S. Gilbert, Dickens, Benet, Shakespeare, etc. Plays (brief), gay adventures, tall and fantastical tales, unnatural history, haps and mishaps, poems and stories. Fun for all ages and excellent family reading aloud.