Synopses & Reviews
Having long wished for a child, Mr. and Mrs. Cranebill are delighted with the baby they discover on their doorstep, even though he has an unusually long and pointy nose. ?Mrs. and Mrs. Cranebill ignored the nose, named the baby Howard and proceeded to hug and cuddle him as parents are supposed to do.? As the child grows older, his nose gets him into some pretty awkward situations ? until the night he climbs up a pear tree and takes residence there. In a short time, he transforms into a stork, and flies away. The Cranebills say a sad good-bye, but know their son will return in the spring.