When Papa takes the cubs to the Bruin's cottage, he's in such a hurry to get fishing, he dismisses the cubs' suggestion to think ahead and plan out everything they'll need to take with them. He rushes down the long windy staircase that leads to the water far below - only to find himself climbing back up the stairs again and again to get something else they need from the cottage. They've forgotten quite a few things - lifejackets, oars, sunhats, the fishing net�so Papa goes up and down and up and down, wearing himself out. It's only when the cubs take it upon themselves to think ahead, make a list and take everything they need with them that Papa can finally sit back and enjoy a day of fishing.
Differences From the Book
- In the book, the story tells that the cubs in blue team and red team go up and down the escalators. This was a math reader. In the cartoon, the story tells Papa taking Brother, Sister and Lizzy out to go fishing.