I get the feeling I'm going to like books the author wrote as Theo Le Sieg more than those he wrote as Dr. Seuss. There's still the nice melodic cadence without the pure insanity. My 9-month-old is entranced with this one. I count the apples for her as the animals add more and more on top of their head. It's nice to see her seem to understand what I'm reading to her. Although, I have to say that her attention starts to falter in the "action scenes" with the mop.