I Went Walking

Sue Williams, Author, Julie Vivas, Illustrator Harcourt Children's Books $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-200471-2
This Australian import presents a repetitive rhyme that will be appreciated most by the very young. A boy takes a walk and encounters a variety of animals: ``I went walking / What did I see? / I saw a black cat / Looking at me.'' The cat follows him, as do all of the other animals he meets: a brown horse, a red cow, a green duck, a pink pig and a yellow dog. Finally the child is leading a veritable parade of animals. Although Williams's text is not particularly imaginative, the book receives spark from Vivas's illustrations. Each time the question is posed, she offers a partial glimpse of the animal, which is not shown in its entirety until the following page. Thus the story becomes a kind of guessing game that little ones will enjoy playing again and again. Ages 3-7. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/12/1990
Release date: 09/01/1990
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