It's An Orange Aardvark!

It's An Orange Aardvark!

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A carpenter ant drills a hole to see what is outside his stump, worrying his fellow ants, and when new holes reveal different colors they fabricate a story about the horrible beast that will soon attack.

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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.



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A carpenter ant drills a hole to see what is outside his stump, worrying his fellow ants, and when new holes reveal different colors they fabricate a story about the horrible beast that will soon attack. Pages have holes through which different parts of the illustrations can be seen.
Wondering about an unusual noise they hear outside their tree stump, five carpenter ants imagine various possibilities before peering out of holes and seeing an astonishing rainbow of colors. By the best-selling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062252067
0062252062
Branch Call Number: E HALL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Alternative Title: It is an orange aardvark!

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LydiatheLibrarian Jun 11, 2016

As a group of ants dig holes in a stump, they see a wide range of colors. What exactly is waiting outside for them?
An imaginative story for imaginative readers.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

Hall's illustrations are strongly reminiscent of Eric Carle's best work, with bright colors and angular shapes. He even tips a hat to The Very Hungry Catepillar by making the holes in the tree stump actual holes in the pages.

The punchlines that arrive with each new hue are so silly that parents and children alike will want to return to the ants' mystery again and again.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/its_an_orange_aardvark_hall

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orange_horse_237
Jul 09, 2014

The book is outstanding because of the rainbow I got to see at the end because of all the colors the aardvark was turning.

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