This book is well written using repetitive words that are small enough for children to understand. The book has a funny concept with a small bird trying to find his mother. Along the way, he encounters many different objects that he thinks is his mother. The dog was not his mother, and neither was the steamshovel, so where is his mother? My 21 month old daughter just loves hearing this story over and over again. She likes the pictures with all the different animals and also likes to identify them. I remember this book from when I was little, so I knew that it would be a "must have" for my daughter.