Thistly B, who had been raised in a teacup, was a beautiful yellow canary belonging to a little brother and sister. He had a mirror in his cage and was allowed to fly around the room at will. When a little female canary was brought to be his wife they decide to hatch the eggs in the dolls' house bathtub. The dolls never get a chance to take a bath when the canaries really settle in and the story and pictures will have the children wriggling with delight in the details of tiny, live things that are small enough to move around in comfort in a dolls' house. The text is easy and intimate and has an almost might-be-true quality. Bound in cloth, dainty and yet handsome, this is in the squarish format of Snow Before Christmas and is filled with glowing color. Don't forget that lots of adults collect Tasha Tudor for themselves.