Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Wilsons Won't Mind

In the first of the Susan short stories, The Wilsons Won't Mind, set between Susan Pulls the Strings and Susan at School, Charlotte's latest craze is cooking. Unfortunately, her artistic skills do not extend to the kitchen and the result of her cooking is an inedible disaster. The Wilsons Won't Mind is the only one of the fifteen Susan stories not to include the main character's name. It was first published in 1955 in the Collins' Girls' Annual. It was republished in Collins' The Treasure Book for Girls in 1958 and another collection in 1982 called Ballet Stories. Its final appearance was in Susan and Friends in 2002. The story has all the hallmarks of a Susan story, but is pretty run of the mill. Susan's School Play and Susan and the Spae-wife are better in my opinion.