'Bartholomew and the Oobleck' is Published

Tired of snow, fog, rain, and sunshine, the king wants something new to fall from the sky.

What he gets are green, gooey globs of oobleck that threaten to destroy the kingdom. Comical illustrations in black-and-white become greener and greener as the oobleck spreads.

King Derwin of the Kingdom of Didd gets angry a lot. The year he started grumbling at the sky, though, his page Bartholomew Cubbins just didn't know what to make of it. He growled at the spring's rain, the summer's sunshine, the autumn's fog, and the winter's snow. "Every year the same four things! I'm mighty tired of those old things! I want something NEW to come down!" The king knows who can help him with such a request: his royal magicians. "But, Your Majesty, I still think that you may be very sorry," Bartholomew says.