This book explores the silly situation of animals living in the house. At first it seems fun to ride on their backs and make mom and dad have funny faces, but then the animals start sleeping in the childrens' beds and watching their TV, and the kids ultimately decide they like having just their dog and cat indoors. The book is loaded with energy, and lots of fun sounds (not animal sounds, but sounds of the house creaking and items smashing). Great rhythm and rhyme. My two year old was engrossed and my 3 year old was memorizing the rhymes.