Pantaloon (A Golden Classic)

By Kathryn Jackson

Pantaloon is a poodle with a candy the teeth. He adores cookies and yummy pastries. So while the Baker is seeking a helper, Pantaloon applies for the job.

“Oh, no, Pantaloon!” says the Baker. “You glance to me as though you’d devour greater than you’d bake.” yet Pantaloon proves him improper during this captivating Golden vintage, brilliantly reillustrated by way of Steven Salerno.

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While Pantaloon observed what had occurred, he desired to conceal less than the barber’s chair! yet he ran bravely out, and helped the indignant, bruised-and-bumped Baker into his mattress. “Don’t fear a few factor! ” he stated. Then he combined the icing, iced the tarts, loaded every little thing into the Baker’s truck, and introduced all of the muffins and cookies within the nick of time. humans have been overjoyed to have their pies and brownies and cookies dropped at them via any such suggested poodle. “Are you the Baker’s new helper? ” they requested. “Maybe i'm! ” grinned Pantaloon fortunately. yet at the long ago, he remembered it was once his bicycle that had prompted the entire difficulty. “Oh me! ” he cried. “I’ll by no means dare convey my face within the Baker’s store back! ” So he parked the truck, and went domestic. earlier than lengthy, the Baker used to be again in his store. He combined and baked and iced extra busily than ever, simply because now he had extra consumers than ever. “Why, where’s Pantaloon? ” they requested. and so they stated, “How you want to pass over him! ” “Well, my goodness! ” stated the Baker, greatly stunned. “Well, I do omit Pantaloon, and what have you learnt approximately that? ” meanwhile, Pantaloon was once taking part in his guitar and making a song: “What care I for brownies with layers Or gingerbread males or chocolate eclairs? ” He attempted on all his hats, and pretended each seemed a lot finer than a baker’s tall white hat. yet he didn’t idiot himself one bit. “It’s little need! ” acknowledged Pantaloon finally. He nonetheless sought after greater than something to be a baker. in the meantime, the Baker was once having a look far and wide city for Pantaloon. everybody stated, “No, I haven’t visible him. ” And the Baker went unfortunately again to his store. He wear his tall white hat. And without warning, he had this type of perfect concept that he grinned a large grin, and started to bake the largest, roundest, most lovely cake ever. Now, Pantaloon used to be in his tub, scrubbing his again with a long-handled brush. in the course of the window got here the attractive scent of that lovely cake. In a wink, Pantaloon used to be out of his bathtub. He moved quickly down the road, protecting an immense eco-friendly umbrella in entrance of him. “This way,” he stated, “I can see the Baker’s shop—and the Baker can’t see me! ” And he stopped in entrance of the window. That significant store seemed much more terrific! It used to be choked with pies, and truffles with all types of icing, gingerbread males with sugar and spicing, and marriage ceremony truffles (with plenty of layers), and birthday brownies, and chocolate eclairs— And correct within the very heart of the window, tipped ahead so that you may well learn the letters, was once a gorgeous, large and around cake that acknowledged: PLEASE PANTALOON, get back! “Here i'm! ” laughed Pantaloon, bursting into the store. “At final! ” cried the Baker. He positioned a tall white hat on Pantaloon’s head, and sliced the cake. Then, aspect through facet, the 2 sat within the window, consuming and giggling and chatting away—the happiest bakers within the entire international. Kathryn Jackson wrote dozens of Golden Books titles and tale collections within the Forties and Fifties, a few of that have by no means been out of print. Her many books comprise The Animals’ Merry Christmas and Tawny Scrawny Lion, and, along with her husband, Byron, The baggy dishevelled Elephant and Pirates, Ships, and Sailors.

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