By June Walker
Simpleton sets out to chop firewood for his mother and
meets a Dear Little Old Lady in the woods. She brings him Goldie, the
Golden (and talking) Goose and sends him to woo the Princess Cry Baby.
The suitor who can make the princess smile wins her hand and half the
kingdom. Goldie is enchanted, and anyone touching her feathers sticks to
them. As Goldie and Simpleton make their way to the castle, they pick up
– literally – everyone they meet. The sight of Simpleton’s
stuck-together retinue of an innkeeper and family, a bride and a cook
not only make the princess smile but has her laughing hysterically.