Review By JESSICA ALMY
Stan and Jan Berenstain’s silly book introduces readers to words that begin with A by following a trail of ants “across an apple and an acorn, across an apricot, an ax, and an angleworm” … all the way to an anteater and an anthill. The anteater is busy tying on a napkin and preparing for a tasty treat, when CHOMP! — the ants take a bite on her tail, causing her to make a hasty retreat and leave their friends in peace.
Kids might need to be told that what appears to be physical violence — biting — only causes the anteater momentary discomfort because the ants are so small. But they will certainly understand that animals don’t want to be eaten.