A young boy is afraid to sleep in a bedroom which has the "creakiest, squeakiest door in the entire world." Grandma decides to put the family pets into his bed in the hope that they will keep the boy company during the night.
Each school day Miss Dickerson encourages her students to pick up the classroom until it is "neat and tidy, neat and clean!" But the plot thickens as a series of strange voices seem to be coming from the waste basket.
This traditional swallowing tale tells of an Inuit (Eskimo) boy who lives in an igloo with his grandmother. One day, grandmother is so busy sewing with her bone sewing needle that she forgets to prepare any food.