Excellent absurd children's story about a musician who is cursed by a Gypsy. All his notes suddenly come out in tangible form (they look like small olives). At first he thinks his life is ruined, but then he discovers how to turn the curse to good use.
The illustrations are definitely not story-book standard - among other things, Ungerer is remarkably interested in exploring different way to draw the female characters' breasts. There's no doubt that he stays on the right side of indecent... he's just found a good way to tease the reader.
Not yet play-tested, will post a new report when I do so.