by Tomoko Ohmura
Age range: 2 to 6 years old
Fifty animals are lining up in a single long line to take a ride on the whale. Everybody knows how long and slow lines are... The moles falls asleep, the flying squirrel can't be still, armadillo and porcupine have to endure skunk's smell, the lion gets hungry, what makes the zebra really worried, some play word chain.
And finally is their turn! The adventure is so amazing that everybody wants to get back in the line!
The plot is very simple, but kids love to see all the different animals in the line. After reading this book to them once, they actually would rather to "read" it to themselves.