"Mabel's journey to her new home with her friend Charles runs on anything but an even keel. Unhappily, she cannot afford train fare; happily, her pilot friend Maud offers her a ride. Unhappily, Maud is not a very good pilot, and she tips Mabel out of the plane; happily, there is a haystack below ... There is up after down after up, but it all ends - how else? - happily! This simple tale contains much lighthearted fun in the absurdity of fortunes that reverse themselves by the minute, and its rhythmic, deliberately repetitive style will soon have children chiming in." - Publisher's Weekly.