It’s all about the parade.
Petey got rejected by a one-man band.
Nothing worse than an angry Dill. Except Alice, of course…….
So, … mild-mannered Dill shouts out his most blistering expletive, “Phooey!”. This is serious!
How news travels on social media.
I’ve never seen Dill so angry.
Panel 3 – the artist’s experiment with how large her eyes can get!
“Some guy named Art has a band, and he won’t let Petey in!”
“Well, I don’t know Art, but I know what I like!”
Kids, it’s for the best, really. High Art, as Petey practices, is not readily accepted by the masses. It’s best he labors in obscurity, in the confines of his room.
Oh Please, Oh Please, don’t let him in the parade! HOOOONK, HEEEENKY, HEENK, SQUEEEEEEEEE!
Double reeds don’t usually participate in marching bands. Unless you count bagpipes.
Must be warm out, on account of half the kids being barefoot.
Alice, the spreader of misinformation and rumor, spun to her own preferences. And Beni and Dill fall for it!
Petey can’t get a break….