The brisk rhyming stories feel more like an easy reader than a picturebook, but van Dusen's gorgeous colors springing off the page make these a fun experience. I didn't find either as funny as the reviews I'd seen had described them, but I enjoyed the rhythmic stories and van Dusen's artwork.
Verdict: These would be good selections for a child learning to read who enjoys picture books and tongue-in-cheek humor.
ISBN: 978-0811836036; Published May 2003 by Chronicle Books; Borrowed from the library
Down to the Sea
ISBN: 978-0811824996; Published February 2000 by Chronicle Books; Borrowed from the library