Once again, Brian Wildsmith has let his talent run wild with a collection of marvelously diverse animals that are to be found on a visit to the zoo. The illustrations are accompanied by an interesting fact or two about each animal. Children might enjoy bringing the book to the zoo and identifying the animals they see.
Brian Wildsmith knows that small children love looking at and naming farm animals. In this delightful book children can also learn the sounds that each animal makes as they have fun imitating the sounds. As always, Wildsmith's joyful depiction of animals conveys his affection for all living things
Trosclair loves to row to Bee Island, although he knows that Gargantua, a giant alligator, is lurking there. Using his wits and a beehive, Trosclair rids the swamp of Gargantua for good.
Everyone loved Sam and took care of him when he was a kitten, but now that he has grown and comes looking for attention all they do is feed him. So Sam gets fatter and fatter until Mother takes charge. This book teaches an important lesson about caring for pets.
Patrick finds an "aminal" and on the way home, he describes it to his friends who think he has a giant aminal/monster and they need to save him.
Using animal behavior as an example, this book proves that everyone is afraid sometimes.
When a rat moves into Benito's store, his customers go elsewhere. Benito needs a boa constrictor to get rid of his problem, but how will he find the right one?
Miss Prudence's attempt to save her prized pansies from a hungry pig leads her on a mad ride--on piggy back--through the city.
Every year Groundhog gets to eat most of the O'Leary's garden. They decide to plant a garden just for him in the hope that he will be satisfied. But Groundhog has other ideas!
Cyril is shunned by other animals in the zoo because he looks so different from them. However, when winter comes Cyril's colors and stories remind them of the beauty of the natural world and that spring will soon return.