Review: What Does an Anteater Eat? by Ross Collins

What Does an Anteater Eat by Ross Collins

What Does an Anteater Eat? by Ross Collins (9781536205916)

Anteater wakes up hungry, but he can’t figure out what anteaters eat. He tries asking the other animals that he encounters. Sloth is too busy to answer his question. Snake offers advice on chewing food. Toucan is certain that anteaters eat watermelon, but the melon doesn’t fit in Anteater’s mouth. Other animals are too busy eating their own meals or considering Anteater for their next meal. So Anteater ends up asking the ants. Anteater has figured it out! Or has he?

This is one of those picture books that simply must be shared aloud to get its full impact. From the very clueless anteater to the unhelpful other animals to the twist at the end, the book is full of silliness and giggles. Young listeners will love being in on the entire joke from the beginning and watching the humor play out. The illustrations are large and bold, just right for sharing aloud with a group. Done in watercolor and charcoal, the images are full of deep colors and add to the humor of the text.

A great book for closing out a storytime with laughter. Appropriate for ages 3-5.

Reviewed from copy provided by Nosy Crow.

News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Sept 20

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

6 new children’s books for the Jewish New Year – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

A Rosh Hashanah apple cake bake-off fit for reality television and another installment in the Scarlet and Sam series from the award-winning author Eric A. Kimmel are among the highlights in the crop of new High Holiday books for children.

8 children’s books for Hispanic Heritage Month that vibrantly share the culture – Romper

It can sometimes be tricky to convey big themes like “familial heritage” and “cultural contributions” to little kids, and I really feel like picture books — even more so than movies or film — do the best job of this.

Fifty years on, veteran Kiwi Author Joy Cowley still writing children’s books… – NewsNow

Veteran author Joy Cowley says she feels like the country’s grandmother, but after more than 50 years publishing books she hasn’t finished yet.

Instead of limiting screen time, encourage children’s love of reading – The Globe and Mail

Evidence shows that higher literacy skills are linked to greater levels of employment and higher incomes. Moreover, raising literacy rates seems to be the most effective way to decrease poverty. Therefore, focusing on improving your child’s reading skills is arguably the best way to prepare them for a successful future.

Jon Klassen’s Latest Solo Act – Publisher’s Weekly

“The two main characters are wearing little black bowlers, as kind of a nod to both surrealist plays and Laurel and Hardy,” Klassen said. “It sort of makes them into little comedic guys before they even get to say anything. And there is a snake that wears a beret for reasons I have not explained to myself—but I know it is the right choice. There is one other character in the book, and he does not wear a hat, but I won’t spoil his identity here.”

Why New Raina Telgemeier Graphic Memoir ‘Guts’ Has a One Million Copy Print Run – Forbes

Telgemeier’s audience has been steadily growing since her first release struck a chord with young readers, with 18 million copies of her books in print across Scholastic’s U.S. distribution channels, and her books translated into 22 languages.

LIBRARIES

ALA Announces #eBooksForAll Campaign – American Libraries

“Libraries serve the local needs of their communities. Macmillan’s embargo will make that impossible. That’s why it is vital we get the public involved.”

Baking Isn’t Hard When You’ve Got a Library Card – Eater

Waugh found a new way to enjoy an old pastime, and this experience is exactly what Lax thinks libraries should be fostering. “A lot of times at the library, you can check out the book or the cookbook or something, or you can go on YouTube and watch a video on how to do something,” he says, “but the actual thing you need to do it, it was kind of the missing piece.”

How to download the books that just entered the public domain – Vice

Basically, 2019 marks the first time a huge quantity of books published in 1923—including works by Virginia Woolf, Agatha Christie, and Robert Frost—have become legally downloadable since digital books became a thing.

Phoenix to become more populous US city to drop library fees – US News

A unanimous City Council decision this week makes Phoenix, the fifth-largest metropolis in the U.S., also the largest one nationwide to dump the fines.

Physical Books Still Outsell E-Books – and Here’s Why – CNBC

“I think the e-book bubble has burst somewhat, sales are flattening off, I think the physical object is very appealing. Publishers are producing incredibly gorgeous books, so the cover designs are often gorgeous, they’re beautiful objects,”

YA LIT

5 books about going to a new school – BookRiot

The YA books about new schools are always going to hit hard because it can be such a turbulent time.

8th graders assigned book on police brutality has some concerned – WSOC

Eighth graders at Bailey Middle School were supposed to read “All American Boys,” which is about police brutality. Police call the book reckless and are now trying to get it banned at all schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district.

13 Teen Horror Novels That Are Actually Perfect for All Ages – Women

15 Scary YA Books That Are Perfect for Halloween – PopSugar

If you’re anything like me, you may find adult horror a bit daunting. There’s no doubt that YA horror can be sleep-with-the-lights-on levels of scary, but it’s not quite as daunting as say The Exorcist.

Spooooooky: 25 of the Best YA Ghost Books – Book Riot

These, like all good ghost books, range from being dark and disturbing to being lighter and more fun.