An elaborate illustration of a simple concept, with the crowded, busy pages of Gobble, Growl, Grunt (1971, p. 1068, J-380) and Crash! Bang! Boom! (1972, p. 671, J-225) but without all of the spelled out sounds. We find the compelling simplicity of Tana Hoban's black and white photographs in Push, Pull, Empty, Full (p. 1021, J-313) a more effective (and surely less confusing) teaching tool, and we still prefer Spier's illustrated nursery rhymes to his more recent efforts as a sort of high class Scarry. Still there is enough inventive detail on every page to keep even a non-reading child independently busy, and there's no denying the series' popularity at every level.