From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2—The earliest indication that this is not your typical guessing game comes on the endpaper as a robot energetically hatches out of an egg. For each round of guessing, readers are presented with a page of Rex's oil-and-acrylic illustrations opposite a rhyming quatrain. The completely unexpected and delightfully off-the-wall conclusion of the verse's final line is revealed on the next page. The images are especially droll. A spread set in a kitchen with a die-cut hole in the wall suggests that what's on the other side is a little mouse: "Who climbs our counters and eats our cheese?/We've set up traps all through the house/But still can't catch that pesky…." Turning the page, readers will see that what they thought was a cute little mouse was in fact the repulsive toe of a huge Viking. This is an especially fun book to share.—Laura Butler, Mount Laurel Library, NJ
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About the Author
is the author of several picture books, including Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem
and Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)
. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mysteries. Mac lives in Oakland, California.