It is definitely true that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Finding help and cooperation is always easier with friendship than by making demands. That was the lesson Sadie Fourpaws learned when trying to solve one of her problems of either a squeaking rocking chair or an animal she originally considered a pest. Slowly, she learned that the right kind of honey is the giving kind. When Sadie moved to Shadyhill she was anyed with the early morning wake-up song of the robins, the intrusions of the mice, and the fact that she longer had rabbit friends. What she didn't realize was that everything she desired was right there at her new home. Instead of scowling at herself in the mirror and being miserable at her circumstances, Sadie learned to treat her new friends with kindness and generosity. In return, they agreed t to wake her up so early or invade her house without an invitation. Yes, Sadie learned that her rocking chair must be magic, because it always gave her such great ideas. Sprinkled with delightful illustrations, Sadie Fourpaws is a wonderful tale of kindness originally dedicated to the author's grandson on his third birthday.