Inspired by an 1890s folktale, THE THREE SILLIES has been reinvented by popular author-artist Steven Kellogg as a deliriously outrageous comedy.
Once upon a time, a gentleman set out to court a farmer's daughter. But, as this gentleman soon discovers, the farmer, his wife, and their daughter are all hopelessly silly. The three of them cry a roomful of tears one day, all because they start a-thinking that the gentleman and the daughter may get married and have a baby boy, and that boy might one day be donked on the head by a falling mallet. Indeed, the gentleman is flabbergasted by their silliness. "I shall set out traveling," he announces, "and when I can find three sillies who are even sillier than you three, I¹ll come back and marry your daughter." Could three sillier sillies exist in all the land? Will the gentleman find them? Is it possible that the gentleman himself is the sillier silly he seeks?
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Steven Kellogg has illustrated more than 90 picture books. Among his most recent awards are: the Regina Medal and the New England Book Award for humor in children's literature, and the New England Booksellers Award. About THE THREE SILLIES, Steven Kellogg says, "This is a story that mischievously illuminates human pomposity and folly. In both literature and life, a dash of humor provides perspective and delight. It was a pleasure to retell and illustrate this bizarre and insightful tale with its welcome invitation to laughter." Steven Kellogg lives in Essex, New York, and Sandy Hook, Connecticut.From Publishers Weekly:
Inspired by a 19th-century fairy tale, this story features a gentleman who sets out to find three sillies even sillier than the family whose daughter he is courting. PW called it "a rollicking farce." Ages 4-8.
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