here's a quote from another review of this book, "The artist in this book paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There's a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey". Apparently the artist in this book is saying that children are idiots because i have never seen a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox, nor a polka-dotted donkey. also, that quote is basically every word in the book anyways so don't waste your time. as an artist eric carle sucks, as a writer, he's completely incompetent.