The Three Sillies
Author: Steven Kellogg
Release Date: August 03, 2004
Inspired by an 1890s folktale, THE THREE SILLIES has been reinvented by popular author-artist Steven Kellogg as a deliriously outrageous comedy.
Once upon a time, a gentleman set out to court a farmer's daughter. But, as this gentleman soon discovers, the farmer, his wife, and their daughter are all hopelessly silly. The three of them cry a roomful of tears one day, all because they start a-thinking that the gentleman and the daughter may get married and have a baby boy, and that boy might one day be donked on the head by a falling mallet. Indeed, the gentleman is flabbergasted by their silliness. "I shall set out traveling," he announces, "and when I can find three sillies who are even sillier than you three, I¹ll come back and marry your daughter." Could three sillier sillies exist in all the land? Will the gentleman find them? Is it possible that the gentleman himself is the sillier silly he seeks?