Fleas! (Hardcover)

By Jeanne Steig, Britt Spencer (Illustrator)

Philomel, 9780399247569, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2008



From the whimsical world of Steig!

When Quantz stops to pet a big red dog, what does he get for his efforts? FLEAS! And those fleas are itchy! So he trades them for a talking uncle, but that uncle just talks too much, so Quantz is happy to give him up for a huge wheel of limburger cheese. But that cheese is too heavy, so he trades it for a beat up banjo . . . then an auburn wig . . . a tiny pet rabbit . . . a dried up bone . . . and finally a big red dog--who becomes a fast friend.

This wonderfully Steigish tall tale concludes with a flea circus you'll never forget! With whimsical, retro illustrations and a hilarious text, Fleasis a book children will be itching to hear again and again!