Arnold's large-headed, stubby-limbed figures move solidly through a droll cautionary tale. Norman the apprentice has noticed that people always obey signs; when his boss takes a brief trip, Norman busily paints and distributes his own: ""No School Today""; ""Eat Your Hat""; ""Go Back Three Spaces""; ""Knock Heads."" In a series of textless spreads, people follow these directions regardless of the silly results. Finally, every sign in town is angrily torn down--creating even worse confusion. Seeing the error of his ways, Norman scrambles about repairing the damage, earning forgiveness from the signmaker and the embarrassed townsfolk. O the perils of blind obedience!