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The Mother West Wind Series:
Old Mother West Wind
Mother West Wind's Children
Mother West Wind's Animal Friends
Mother West Wind "Why" Stories
Mother West Wind "How" Stories
Mother West Wind "When" Stories
Mother West Wind "Where" Stories
The Green Meadow Series:
Mrs. Peter Rabbit
Bowser the Hound
Old Granny Fox
Other Children's Books:
Lightfoot the Deer
Blacky the Crow
Whitefoot the Woodmouse
The Burgess Bird Book for Children
The Burgess Animal Book for Children
Boy Scout Books:
The Boy Scouts of Woodcraft Camp
The Boy Scouts in a Trapper's Camp
When Jimmy Skunk curls up to take a nap in an old barrel, the imp of mischief gets the better of Peter Rabbit. Tons of trouble plague the long-eared prankster after he decides it'd be great fun to see the barrel — with Jimmy inside — roll down from its resting point high on a hill.
Reddy Fox gets the blame for Jimmy's wild ride (as well as a dose of the skunk's "perfume"); Peter gets his comeuppance for playing nasty tricks; and before the day is out, Jimmy Skunk and Unc' Billy Possum go egg-hunting and wind up in a pretty pickle in Farmer Brown's henhouse.
Children will delight in these warm, whimsical adventures that combine all the interest and excitement of a good story with gentle lessons about nature, wildlife and such virtues as courtesy, kindness, and preparedness.
Newly reset in large, easy-to-read type, the text is enhanced by six black-and-white illustrations by Thea Kliros, based on Harrison Cady's originals.
"Wha—wha—what is it?" he whispered.
"I don't know, unless it is Hooty the Owl gone crazy," replied Jimmy.
"No," said Peter, "it isn't Hooty the Owl. Hooty never could make such a noise as that."
"Maybe it's Dippy the Loon. I've heard him on the Big River, and he sounds just as if he had gone crazy," replied Jimmy.
Author and conservationist Thornton Burgess (1874–1965) wrote thousands of animal stories for children, starting with the 1910 publication of Old Mother West Wind. His tales convey an imaginative fascination with wildlife and a sincere concern for nature, teaching gentle lessons about ecology and respect for the environment.