Barbara Seuling. Gulliver Books, $16 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-15-216347-1
A sleepy boy tries out different animal habitats in Whose House? by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Kay Chorao. Rhymed stanzas describe the animals' activities: ""A thousand bees with a queen to please/ work in a maze/ of hive passageways./ It's fine for bees/ but not for me!,"" with the last line becoming a refrain of sorts. Chorao's illustrations run to such humorous images as a newspaper-reading frog frowning at the boy's intrusion upon his log and an predatory owl wearing a polka-dotted bib as he chases his prey.
Reviewed on: 05/01/2004