"Foxy has a very large sack with just one bee in it. But on his travels he meets a woman with a nice fat rooster. . . "Whatever you do, don't look in the sack!" says Foxy. But the woman does, of course, and when the bee escapes Foxy takes the rooster in exchange! He repeats the trick to acquire a lovely fat pig, and finally. . . a little boy! But the last woman Foxy meets is as clever as he is. She sets the little boy free and substitutes a large fierce dog in the sack - who chases bad Foxyaway, never to be seen again."
A super cute story! Wonderful color illustrations. Great for laps and storytimes. It's a variation on a tale that's been told all over the world. I like how this is done.
I enjoy the relationships of the main characters. The father-son relationship between Peter and Walter. The will-they-won't-they with Peter and Olivia. The caretaker role of Astrid with Walter. And Walter's relationship with licorice and strawberry milkshakes. It's wonderful.
I did prefer the first 2 seasons, with more of the weekly mysteries to solve. The latter seasons get more into the parallel universe mythology. It's fun too, just different than the start.
If you like sci-fi, give it a whirl!
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the film! Wow, does time fly.
"Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing, and soon he's part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair. Beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him."