Although I do share his love of his two current favourites, I was pleased when a new book, Anthony and the Ants arrived last week and captured his imagination.
Anthony Anteater likes to eat. But so do the hungry ants that have a habit of carrying away his food! Poor Anthony is at his wits' end, until he has the clever idea of taking his breakfast somewhere those pesky ants cannot follow... This leads to a surprising end, where Anthony is about to become a bear's dinner when the ants carry him away!
We both love the words and the pictures in this book and have read it several times already. The only downside is that it has a page right at the end about sharing, which I think is unnecessary and a bit preachy. Children can get a great message from the story ending with Anthony being saved by the ants he was trying to escape from - the last page seems a bit contrived, as though it was added as an afterthought to make the book have a clearer moral message, just in case you're not smart enough to get it.
We love the book though and would definitely recommend it. You can order Anthony and the Ants online from Amazon.
Disclaimer: This book was received free of charge for the purpose of this review as part of the Parragon Book Buddies Program. All opinions are our own.