My kid’s favorite new picture book is It’s an Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall. I’m not familiar with Hall’s other books, but love this new one.
It’s a story about carpenter ants who are digging in an old tree stump. One little ant keeps drilling holes to look outside the stump. He peeks through the hole and shares what he sees to his ant friends.
Some of the ants are excited. But, one is only seeing the negative: he thinks there is an aardvark coming to get them!
Page by page, the reader sees more from inside the stump. What does these little working ants really see outside their stump? What’s unique about this book is a small circular cutout in the page. Each page adds one new hole, letting a new color show through. I don’t want to give away the ending, so I’ll just say It’s an Orange Aardvark! is a gem. It makes both of my kids laugh each time we read it.
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