cover image Tales for the Perfect Child

Tales for the Perfect Child

Florence Parry Heide. Yearling Books, $3.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-440-40463-7

In PW 's words, ``Chess's pictures of anthropomorphic bears, imaginatively attired, do justice to these . . . fiendish inventions--trenchant stories of the ways adopted by boys and girls beside whom even really rotten children would seem perfect.'' Ages 8-12. (July)