The Legend of Slappy Hooper is an American tall tale, which originally appeared in print as part of a WPA-sponsored collection. Slappy, "the world's biggest, fastest, bestest sign painter," has an oversize problem: the signs he creates are too darn lifelike. His picture of a rose attracts bees, while a sign featuring a hot summer sun melts snow. One catastrophe follows another, until Slappy paints himself out of a job. On the verge of chucking his paint kit into the river, the despairing hero is approached by Michael, from the Heavenly Sign Company, and hired to paint the world's sunrises and sunsets. Goffe's freewheeling cartoons perfectly complement this well-told, amiably satirical tale.