I bought this book for my son's 1st birthday and he loved it the first time we read it. He is now 2 and a half and it is still one of his favourites. We can read it several times in a day sometimes.
It's a very carefully crafted rhyming book with fantastic illustrations and as an adult I enjoy reading it too and appreciating the work that has gone into creating its perfect simplicity. I buy it now for every friend's child on their first birthday.
I recently came across an article by Mem Fox on how she wrote the story and it is a fascinating read in itself - [...]