Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 02 Jul 2020
ISBN: 9781788007313
Size: 210 x 210 mm
Length: 26 pages
Baby & Toddler Books

What Does An Anteater Eat?


This absurdly funny story, from the bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator, Ross Collins, will have children rolling with laughter.

Anteater is hungry, but he has completely forgotten what anteaters actually eat! Baffled and with his tummy rumbling, he consults the other animals. But Sloth is too busy, Toucan is clueless, and Crocodile has his own mouth full. Maybe the ants will know . . . and maybe the answer isn’t quite as obvious as you may think! Did YOU know that anteaters like bananas?!

A laugh-out-loud silly bedtime story that little ones will want again and again.

From the award-winning creator of There’s a Bear on My Chair, winner of the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2016 and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2016.

“There’s a touch of Tim Minchin about Collins . . . his tone is funny but heartfelt and a little bit rock’n’roll”- Guardian

Can’t get enough? Look out for more brilliant books by Ross Collins: There’s a Bear on My Chair, There’s a Mouse in My House, This Zoo is Not for You and This is a Dog.

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“Brilliantly silly, with a satisfying punchline ending.”

– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“A humorous read for children and adults alike.”

“This is a delightfully silly story that will engage children of all ages, but especially younger ones who can delight in the opportunities for silly voices and spotting the clues that peek delightfully from its pages.”

– Alison Leach, Books for Topics

“An easy read to the little ones, and the story doesn’t end how you might think!”

– Creative Steps

What Does An Anteater Eat? is a book that’s full of that third space, that performative edge, that raw, hysterical laughter that really only little children can do and when they do it, the world laughs with them.”

“A fun book that introduces lots of animals to the audience as the Anteater approaches them asking them what he eats after he wakes up forgetting.”

– Book Bound (blog)

“This certainly is a fun book and to tickle the humours with its surprises.”

Lily and the Fae (blog)

“Children, of all ages, will adore and laugh-out-loud at this very silly and fun book.”

– Folded Corners (blog)

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Arabic , Chinese simplified , Dutch , US English

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