One of my treasured and favorite books as a child. I always regretted losing touch with this book. Then all of a sudden I see it for sale on Amazon.... What the? How awesome and unexpected for a book that is over (40+) years old. These beautifully illustrated older books are simple and always tell a needed life lesson. They are characters you never forget. And they are not completely morphed super crazy cartoon characters. The cat looks like a cat. And the firemen look like men. Crazy huh? This was a newer reprinted edition. Can't wait to share this story with the Grandkids!