Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2013
I loved all the writing in this book, from the author's dedication to Jane Yolen's blurb on the back cover, but my favorite was the last line of the text. This book would appeal to so many ages: the very youngest listeners would love the repetition and the animal sounds; toddlers would enjoy making animal sounds; preschoolers would love either reading or "reading" this book themselves. My little boy, at four-and-a-half (as of yesterday), is a beginning reader. He doesn't yet read new words, but when words are repeated, he recognizes them. This book is perfect for him.
The illustrations are wonderful. Again, I loved every illustration in this book, but my favorite was the little boy and his mother, closely followed by the snakes. And the birds. And the horses. And the sheep. Well, all of it.
There is nothing not to love about this book. Even the title is clever.