The Woman with the Eggs
Andersen, H. C
I had not realized before that Andersen had done an adaptation of MM when I found this book on a Minneapolis book-crawl. The woman has one hen and saves each day's egg until she has a dozen, for which she will get a whole dollar! Her reveries with her basket of eggs on her head move through two more hens to six more hens. She will sell half the eggs and hatch half and soon buy a small sheep and a gaggle of geese. Next she will have a pig and a cow or two, and she will build a barn and a sty. Soon she will have a fine house and servants and a handsome farmer husband with a farm bigger than hers. She will be haughty and grand, so superior that she will toss her head at everybody. The last spread has a good Splatt! Lively simple colored two-page spreads with a very vigorous--if proud and silly--woman.