A smiling boy, dressed in a green T-shirt, jeans, and socks that are about to fall off his feet, wants to have a picnic, but his six little friends--Whitey, the bear; George, the monkey; Hippo; Croc; Millie, the elephant; and Wilson, the giraffe--are hiding from him. While the boy narrates his search in catchy rhymes, readers lift up flaps--looking under the blankets, inside boxes--and discover the missing, as well as the end of the rhyme. Not only do children have the satisfaction of finding the animals, but they have words to shout as they search. Butterworth (The Rescue Party, 1993, etc.) employs good cheer in drawings that make the whole venture extremely user-friendly.