A sly caper with a merry cast and fun that readers can count on. ""A tiny bug went for a walk./He met a cat and stopped to talk."" Bug and cat bump into a crocodile, her friend the bee, and a baby pig ("" 'Oink!' he squealed. 'That was my tail!'/They apologized to no avail.""). They startle a big green toad and scare a baby mouse who bumps into a yellow house, which they all enter, then, ""Tippy-toeing on fourteen feet,"" they ""tumble bumble"" up the stairs and into an empty bed, first checking around for bears. A spider, then a bear, joins them, making nine, followed by a little boy, who opens his bedroom door to become the tenth in this group of new friends. Delicate, jaunty pictures make a companionable match.
Pub Date: Oct. 1, 1996
Page Count: 32
Publisher: "Front Street (P.O. Box 280, Arden, NC 28704)"