PreS-K-Holmes's text and Rossell's art are as perfect a match as their starring characters. Rabbit explains the "many things that I like about being me" as the expressive pair engage in fun activities like somersaults, swimming, slope rolling, and climbing trees. The short sentences with active verbs keep the striped-sweatered pals busy until Rabbit announces that the best thing is "I can be with you," and the buddies halt for a hug. Rossell's clean landscapes mirror the simple text, but she tickles viewers with whimsical touches like the hide-and-seek that ensues when Mouse rises with a balloon bouquet. It's a pleasure to join this celebration of friendship and playing outdoors.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.