Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, leading finally to the group of observed animals and a teacher looking back at them.
On each page, the reader meets a new animal in a different color. The same question is asked of each which propels the story onward to discover who will show up next.
Red Bird, Red Bird,
What do you see?
I see a yellow duck looking at me.
The entire group of animals is reviewed when children and their teacher (in earlier editions it was a mother) meet at the end.
The brief, rhythmic text and brightly colored tissue-paper collage illustrations combine to make this predictable book a storytime favorite.