I'm Going To Eat This Ant

I'm Going To Eat This Ant

By Author / Illustrator

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, Chris Naylor-Ballesteros



Age range(s)



Bloomsbury Publishing PLC




Paperback / softback




There are so many scrumptious ways to eat this ant. Seared like steak or squished in a sausage ... sundried, salted or sliced ...But watch out, anteater! While you're salivating, this sneaky ant has got an escape plan up its sleeve ...Take one starving anteater and one slippery ant, and you have the super ingredients for a hilarious, stylish story. Perfect for fans of Jon Klassen, Chris Haughton and Steve Antony - minimalist illustrations with tonnes of humour.



I'm going to eat this Ant is a rather quirky tale of the Anteater who catches an Ant and spend the book explaining to it how it's going to eat it. And what a lot of graphic options are on offer, from between bread in a sandwich to sliced and diced like salami. I think this book would need to be read with a child whose got a good sense of humour, as for some younger readers, it might be a little much to take. Thankfully in the end the anteater meets his match, when that fateful Ant gets his own back wrapping the long tongue round and round the tree leaving the anteater to consider something else for lunch! Although not really to my taste, the engaging illustrations would probable capture some children who would just love it! Picture book / Ages 5+ / Reviewed by Marie Berry, teacher.

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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