Large stylized animals fill the pages of this board book. Set against white backgrounds, the colors and black outlines make the creatures really stand out. None of these wild animals look ferocious, although several of them are. The tiger looks more like a large pussy cat. The scale is not there, since all are shown at about the same size on a page, and we know that a crab is much smaller than a tiger, lion, or zebra. It is an eclectic choice, with most of the animals being what you would find in a zoo with the possible exception of the crab and owl. The text on the back cover notes that the book is targeted to toddlers with a focus on the child's language development by naming the animals. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Guido van Genechten is an illustrator and the author of many bestselling children's books, including Flop Ear and His Friends, Max Exercises, Max on His Tricycle, Ricky, and Snowy's Special Secret. In 2007 he won the Reader's Digest Award for Best Children's Book Illustrator and was awarded Picture Book of the Year in Holland.