What Does An Anteater Eat? (Hardcover)
"The silliness should have little listeners asking for repeat readings." —Kirkus Reviews
Anteater is hungry, but he has completely forgotten what anteaters eat. Baffled, and with his tummy rumbling, he consults the other animals. Sloth is too busy, Toucan is clueless, and Crocodile has his own mouth full. Whatever will Anteater do? It isn't until the ants all run for their lives that Anteater remembers what he should be eating . . . and it’s not what you think! A delightfully silly tale that little ones will return to again and again.
About the Author
Ross Collins has illustrated more than one hundred books for children and is the author-illustrator of There’s a Bear on My Chair and This Zoo Is Not for You. When he's not creating children’s books, he enjoys working on character development for animation studios like Laika and Disney. He also likes walking in the Scottish glens with his dog, Hugo, and his partner, Jacqui. Ross Collins lives in Scotland.
Collins' cartoon illustrations in watercolor and charcoal are bright and engaging...Listeners will giggle all the way through because they know the answer. The text is made up entirely of dialogue, the anteater's set in boldface roman type and the other animals' in italics. The silliness should have little listeners asking for repeat readings.
Comic tension builds as ants march quietly through the spreads, their count increasing each time a new animal is approached (a subtle thread that eagle-eyed young readers will enjoy following). Expressive creatures done in watercolor and charcoal display distinct personalities, especially the likable but oblivious star.