Young Syd Hoff had always liked to draw. He liked it better than almost anything else. In fact, he had started drawing when he was only three years old. But when Syd was in high school, he was supposed to start thinking about what he was going to do in life. What could he do with his drawings? Could he be an artist and a writer? Maybe Syd could even draw the pictures for his own books! That seemed like a wonderful dream—and Syd was determined to make his dream come true.