cake. When he's done, all he'll have left to
do is wait for his guests! Who will arrive
first? he wonders."
Oh, what an apartment building to visit! The cut-away spreads allow readers to see exactly what is happening for the families living within its walls. There are three full floors and an attic for their viewing pleasure. The main floor's two apartments are occupied; the larger one with a family of rabbits easing into an early morning; the smaller one by a mama hedgehog and her baby waiting for the day papa will be home again. On the middle floor, readers will note the bear occupying the larger apartment is in bed with a cold, and the foxes in the other are awaiting the arrival of a baby. The third floor has one empty apartment (those carefully scanning the page will see who's moving in today), and the other is filled with mice -a mama, a papa and three sleeping babies. A darkened interior in the attic shows it as a storage space; on the other side, a skylight allows a peek at what looks like a studio apartment awaiting the arrival of an approaching owl.