I wrote this book because toddlers and preschoolers love to look at realistic pictures of animals. Toddlers enjoy seeing different animals, hearing their names, and learning what sounds they make. Preschoolers enjoy the simple words and rhymes in this book. In a short time they may memorize the verses and "read" them aloud to you. Both the toddlers and the preschoolers are captivated by the beautiful photographs by Walter Wick, and they are very proud of themselves when they point out the objects called for in the verses.