This classic story teaches an important lesson that every child should learn early on: those who do the work, reap the rewards. This was a frequent bedtime read when my kids were little, but somehow the book was misplaced as they grew up. I decided my lazy teens needed a refresher about the willingness to pitch in and help around the house, so I presented this new copy to them as a fun little joke.
The book itself is just as I remember it from their youth. Love the little "bookplate" printed on the inside front cover ("This Little Golden Book belongs to..."). I even recall scrawling my own name in many Little Golden Books.