A world of surprises awaits children who are willing to observe the actions of animals in the natural world. Every day there is a new show opening and you can get in for free; all you have to bring is your patience, attention, and wonder.

In What Happens Next? children ages 3 and up can flip the flap and find out about some aspect of the life of a chameleon, a beaver, a peacock, a honeybee, and two chimps. Nicola Davies, the author, and Marc Boutavant, the illustrator, have fashioned a satisfying primer to help tear down the walls that separate the world of kids from the world of wild animals.