The author-illustrator of Nice Work, Little Wolf! (1993) presents a pantomime, with a toddler announcing the actions of his animal friends and -- in an irresistible invitation to young audiences to join in -- imitating them on facing pages. The animals' movements are described in catchy verse (""First two little crows/pointed their toes...The monkey stretched his arms out wide./The hippo swayed from side to side./When everyone stamped and yelled for more,/the big gray elephant rolled on the floor""); simple directions for audience/participants are added in smaller type (""Grown-ups clap. [Children] Bow""). Offen's brightly colored pictures are robust and full of smiles. A charming introduction to theater, just right to share with a parent/toddler group.