The Three Sillies
Candlewick Press, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 36 pages
The only thing is -- the farmer, his wife, and their daughter are really silly. The three of them cry a roomful of tears -- all because they start a-thinking that if the gentleman and the daughter a were to be married and if they had a baby boy, the boy might be donked on the head by a mallet! The gentleman can't imagine anything sillier: "In all my travels, I've never met three sillier sillies, " says he. And he decides to set out a-traveling once more, to return only when he finds three sillier sillies. Do three sillier sillies exist in all the land? (Here's a hint: the gentleman marries the farmer's daughter.) Inspired by an 1890s folktale, popular author-artist Steven Kellogg has re-invented The Three Sillies as a deliriously outrageous new comedy.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abigail.shafer - LibraryThing
I think this is a very cute tale. That clearly is timeless and teaches a good lesson about how we sometimes think people are odd but that doesnt make them any less than anybody else. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rlanten - LibraryThing
This book is a folktale about a gentleman who meets a farmer’s daughter and would like to marry her. Unfortunately the farmer and his wife and daughter turn out to be very silly and the gentleman ... Read full review