Charming tale of a young boy (played by a 16-year-old Fabian in his movie debut) in 1912 who, with his older friend, Whitman, spend an idyllic summer goofing off when they should be home working the farm. In addition to the title tune there are plenty of songs sung by Fabian, including:
"What Big Boy?" "Single," "This Friendly World," "Pretty Little Girl," "I'm Giving Up," "Hill-Top Song," "Hay Foot, Straw-Foot" (Ken Darby, Frankie Avalon, Saul Ponti, Robert Marcucci, Pete De Angelis, Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman). Well directed by Siegel with beautiful rustic location shots.