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Quentin Fenton Herter III . . .
remembered always to say “Please,”
to wash behind his ears and knees.
He never ran but always walked,
and sat quite still when grown-ups talked.
BUT . . . Quentin Fenton has a shadow (named Quentin Fenton Herter Three!). Never good and always bad, this Quentin loves to make a mess, break rules, and boss his friends. How the two come to change their ways during a long, boring tea with “doilies, dust, and aged ones” aptly shows that no one is all good or bad – and makes a hilarious comedy of manners that is sure to delight good (and bad) children everywhere. Irresistibly illustrated by Giselle Potter with her characteristic wit and whimsy.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Behavior Fiction, Stories in rhyme, Humorous stories