I've read most, if not all, of the Sami and Thomas books and I have never been disappointed. This latest book of poetry is a delight. The illustrations are bright, colorful and engaging; full of detail that makes it easy to get kids talking about what they see and read. The poems themselves are fun and use words that some children may not be familiar with, giving them and excellent and fun opportunity to expand their vocabulary. However, I think the best endorsement for this book is the fact that I read it aloud to an almost- 2 year old and he sat for over 20 minutes listening to the poems, pointing to the pictures and telling me what he saw. Thanks, James McDonald, for sharing your talents in such a marvelous way!