Written and illustrated by Ken Brown
Starting with the Scarecrow's hat, all the animals barter in an effort to get what they need. It is reminiscent of the game played by young teens called Bigger or Better. In bigger or better, the teens go to a mall with a stick of gum and try to trade with store clerks for something bigger or better. They then trade what they received for something even bigger or better than that. You would be surprised with the booty they end up with. Along the same lines was the Red Paperclip experiment done by a Canadian man where he parlayed a red paperclip into a house.