Helen's happy coincidence is that she was born on the same day that 'The Hungry Caterpillar' was published and they have recently celebrated their 50th birthdays at the same time. Helen has really enjoyed Silver Shrew, realising the empowering truth about himself. She hopes this book will make children fall to sleep happy and full of promises.
Lazy Flea's wife asks him to buy beans for tea. Pah! errands are not what he enjoys, so he hops on the neighbourhood dog Gus and hitches a ride to the shops. Lazy Flea falls asleep on Gus only to wake up and finds Gus is now on holiday cruising down the Mississippi. This is not good at all! On his pursuit back to get the beans for tea, Lazy Flea is wooed into ‘show biz' by Six Foot Billy. But this show biz is not as glamorous and exciting as sold and is really a low budget flea circus. Will Lazy Flea get beans for tea? Oh, the calamities of a skiver!