From Publishers Weekly
PW called this rhyming story about 10 friendly animal characters "a childlike charmer." Ages 4-8. (May)
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1?Bond may be best known for illustrating Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (HarperCollins, 1985), but this book is certainly a sign that her talent didn't end there. The plot of the charming counting book runs along cumulative lines as a bug goes for a walk and meets up with a cat, followed by a crocodile, a bee, a pig, a toad, and, finally, a mouse. The creatures' various adventures are described in lighthearted rhyme; they wander into a house and meet a spider, a bear, and, finally, a young boy. The tone throughout the bouncy text is cheerful and lively. The cartoon drawings are bright and fun, complementing the writing nicely. A sure bet for story hours.?Melissa Hudak, North Suburban District Library, Roscoe, IL
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