This is a classic for story time. I know there are a great many books out there that are newer, more colorful, and more popular these days. But I come back to this one a lot. The illustrations are right up my alley, simple but very expressive. And more than any other book, this one gave me the most practice with my animal voices. When I did my elementary student teaching at PS 75 in Manhattan, this was a mainstay in the read aloud rotation. And Dee and Lisa, I must say that now when I do the book myself, my “SNORT!” is pretty darn good.