When the Elephant walks. . .he scares the Bear. When the Bear runs away. . .he scares the Crocodile""--who is peacefully sipping a cool drink and reading the paper. The sixth frightened creature is a mouse--who, of course, completes the circle by scaring the Elephant. Kasza brings delicious humor to this wonderfully simple tale in his expressive watercolors, where each of the beasts is about as terrifying as the kindliest of grandparents. The expressions on their faces, the body language, and details (e.g., the old-fashioned bathing suit worn by the Wild Hog, and the anxious Frog who observes his antics) are priceless. A gem to share, with lap-sitter or group.