There was an old diary that lay hidden in the "ruins of an ancient castle." It was nestled inside a Mallo-Puff Marshmallow box, surrounded by some old, cracked `n crusty marshmallows. Diaries can hold some very interesting tales and this one was very interesting. Once upon a time there were two towns, one named Left and one named Right. There were southpaws living in one and righties in the other. For generations on end neither would have anything to do with the other one. There was a mighty castle in the distance maintained by the "Order of the Ambidextrous Knights of the Dotted Yellow Line." This painted line was maintained by the knights and if it was crossed . . . well, let's just say there would be trouble.
The knights, who also guarded 50,000 boxes of marshmallows they won in a poetry contest, were diligent in their duties and no one had ever crossed the line. They spent their time eating marshmallows up the ying yang and were quite inventive. Have you ever heard of marshmallow pizza? At any rate, their quiet life was disturbed when the town of Right was "having its annual picnic, complete with soup and biscuits." The kids were getting a bit daring do and quite close to the line. One poor fellow ran to make sure they wouldn't cross it and PLOPPED right over the line himself. The knights quickly "whipped themselves into a frenzy" and gathered up their marshmallow ammunition. What was going to happen to that man and the towns of Left and Right?
This was a madcap, zany and goofy story rolled into one that any youngster into marshmallows or medieval life is going to love. The storyline subtlety illustrates that all of us are prey to the fact that our little differences can be silly and we'd be much better off if we let them fall by the wayside and extend a welcoming hand to our neighbors. The illustrations were marvelously detailed and hilariously delightful. The author enjoys her marshmallows "crispy on the outside and squishy on the inside." If you like yours that way, chances are you'll like this book too!