THE KWEEKS OF KOOKATUMDEE
"Far off somewhere in the Tumbuzzaroo sea,
On the jungle island of Kookatumdee,
There once lived a flock of strange, birdlike things,
Called Kweeks, with huge beaks and undersized wings.
With no wild beasts living there to endanger the kweeks,
Their only problem was eating, just filling their beaks."
|Quentin is the hero of this story about a group of flightless birds living on an island with only one source of food: the fruit a single ploppolop tree. Their main problem is a big bully named Jed, who eats most of the fruit.
|Some of the other names for the little island that Bill Peet considered were Kumboobaree, Twinkatumdee, Kwangazumdee, Kumbazumzee, and Twangatumdee.
Copyright 1985 by William B. Peet, Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston