Playdays Plum Blossom Creek Weeks 1916 Bears
Playdays on Plum Blossom Creek by Arland D. Weeks with Illustrations by Warner Carr, Rand McNally & Company, 1916.6 3/4 by 9 1/4 inches, 95 pages.
This is a quirky, funny group of stories about a bear family living Red River Valley of North Dakota. In one story the inept dad goes to town on roller skates for a block of ice only to trip and break it as he arrives home. In another an itenerant jack of all trades bear from Missouri offers to fill the cavity in Mr. Bear's tooth. He ask for a pile of old tomato soup cans and melts them down for the filling, only to spill the molton liquid and be forced to use chewing gum instead! Progress also catches up with the bears - Mr. Bear gets stuck in a tree which he's climbed in oder to get a look at the new telephone pole. They also see a motorcyclist - they are terrified and convinced that it's a giant bee - they decide to move to the peace and quiet of Canada! T are some nice drawings both color and black and white. Great fun, quite rare and definitely not your typical dressed bear story!