In a companion to My Camera: At the Zoo (1989, not reviewed), Marshall again uses bold, bright illustrations to represent close-ups followed by more inclusive camera shots. The simple, self-conscious text adds so little that it might as well have been omitted (""Swoosh! I focused in on one wiggling arm. . .Stirring up a bubble bath"" serves to caption a spiral tentacle, followed--after a page turn--by a portrait of an octopus). However, the effect of alternating black-on-white with white-on-black pages facing the clean, colorful art is graphically exciting, though it lacks the virtuosity and child-appeal of Byron Barton's books.