On the shaky foundations of words said by children Ruth Krauss has evolved inconsequential flights of fancy. They they are not stories, nor are they verses. They are passages which wander -- about a little girl turned into a queen by a good fairy, about a boy who flies in a little ship, breaks his leg and is taken to the hospital -- all in language somewhat like Gertrude Stein. An attempt to be childlike achieves Maurice Sendak's illustrations are unsatisfying -- not at all up to his delightful Little Bear. Side sewn and reinforced.