....but Peter Mayer goes off into the wild blue yonder to develop his or perhaps he didn't really have one at all. Despite the engaging drawings with one color wash- by Andre Francois- it won't be easy to hold small listeners through the tenuous meanderings of the free verse. There's a germ of a thought here-as Herbert the bird soars up high to seek a friend with whom to share an idea- and finally comes back to earth to settle- for a moment or more- in a home just looking for an idea. Call it nonsense if you will, but it isn't the sort of silly nonsense a child can seize upon. And only rather sophisticated parents will be persuaded that their children are sophisticated too.