Baker & Taylor On a rainy day, a little girl's mother sings her the nursery rhyme about the old man who is snoring, and the girl decides to go see the old man in the rhyme, climbing a ladder from her attic up through the clouds to find him.
Orca Book Publishers A playful new take on the old rhyme. Little Girl means what she says and has the resources to get results. Not one to mope away the day watching the rain pour down, Little Girl struggles into her boots, raincoat and fire fighter's helmet, gets out the ladder and heads for the clouds. Old Man is a giant who lives in the clouds and controls the weather. He does, indeed, have ""a cold in his head."" Worse, he has no loving person to tend to him. Little Girl know just how to set things right. Back at home, with a little help from her mom, she gathers together her very own cure for the common cold. Now all the remains is to get Old Man out of bed and the sun back into the sky.