Mr. Winky, the clock shop owner, wants some quiet! Mr. Winky is fond of his isy clock shop-until Mr. Glum comments on the awful ise, that is. Newly bothered by the constant tick tocks, Mr. Winky decides to leave. But matter where he goes (the train, the countryside, and the woods), he can't find any peace. There's ise everywhere! Before long, Mr. Winky can't wait to get back to the comfort of his isy clock shop.
Jean Horton Berg (1914-1995) published over fifty children's books as well as hundred of other short stories and poems. She taught a creative writing course in Radnor, PA for almost thirty years and was a chairwoman on the editorial board of the Pennsylvania Gazette.