Two things pair to make this book an absolute delight to read: whimsical illustrations and a text that is 100% animal sounds, put together in such a way that they ripple rhythmically off your tongue. True story: I was having such fun saying all the animal sounds that I had to read the story three times in a row. The first two times I was having so much fun saying the words, I never got around to looking at the pictures. But the pictures are quite fun, especially a certain well-placed, high-action double page spread toward the end.
On a side note, if I were an ESL teacher for children, I'd love to have this book to teach animal names and sounds.