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It's an orange aardvark!

by Hall, Michael, 1954-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 26 Libraries 29 of 33 copies
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Summary

Acclaimed New York Times-bestselling picture book creator Michael Hall delivers a funny and suspenseful story about colors, ants, aardvarks, and rainbows that will appeal to Lois Ehlert fans and fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. Another winner from the author of My Heart Is Like a Zoo, Perfect Square, and Cat Tale!

Five carpenter ants at home in their tree stump hear a noise. What is it? One ant thinks it is a hungry aardvark lurking outside the stump, just waiting to eat them. One ant makes a hole in the stump to see. Orange light floods the stump--it's not an aardvark, proclaims the ant chorus. It's orange! So what is lurking outside the stump? This very funny picture book features die-cut holes on almost every page, suspenseful page turns, a wonderful surprise ending, and an introduction to a rainbow of colors. It's an Orange Aardvark! is a tour de force for Michael Hall, the acclaimed and bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo, Perfect Square, and Cat Tale.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hard-hat-wearing ants hear a sound from outside their tree and assume the worst: an ant-hungry aardvark is waiting just outside the bark of their stump. One calm-headed fellow, however, drills a small hole to have a peek, and from there begins a growing puzzle that young readers will enjoy digging into, carried along by Hall's clever design and suspenseful storytelling. Each die-cut peephole lets in a ray of color and gives readers another clue, leading to increasingly amusing suggestions: it's an orange aardvark in blue pajamas! No, wait; it's an orange aardvark in blue pajamas carrying a large bottle of ketchup! The solution proves more recognizable than that, and savvy young readers will happily solve it just before the ants do. Using bold shapes and colors, Hall (My Heart Is a Zoo, 2010) stylishly keeps those young eyes locked in through to the surprise ending, which is only slightly undermined by a somewhat confusing final-page twist that could possibly be troubling for the youngest readers.a--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hall's fourth bold, graphic picture book follows a crew of carpenter ants (you can tell by their hardhats) as they worry about what may or may not be outside their stump. One of the braver ants begins to chew holes in the stump (represented by small die-cut circles) to the delight of three of the others. "Like a window!" says one. "Sweet!" another chimes in. But a fifth ant is a worrier: "What if there's an aardvark out there? Aardvarks are gray and sneaky." When the hole reveals a spot of orange rather than gray, he quickly reshapes his hypothesis: "Oh no. It's an orange aardvark!" As additional holes reveal blue and red, the ant continues to assume the worst: "Oh no, no, no! It's a pajama-wearing orange aardvark and... it's carrying a bottle of ketchup!" Amid the hilarity and hyperventilation, the book also serves as an entertaining introduction to the colors of the rainbow, as the ants put each color in context ("Red like a fire truck") that readers will readily grasp. Ages 4-8. Agent: Anna Olswanger, Liza Dawson Associates. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Toy and movable books -- Specimens.
Ants -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Color -- Fiction.
Toy and movable books.
Publisher New York, NY :2014
Edition First edition.
Other Titles It is an orange aardvark!
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 9780062252067 (trade bdg.)
0062252062 (trade bdg.)
9780062252081 (lib.bdg.)
0062252089 (lib.bdg.)
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