THERE'S AN ANT IN ANTHONY by Bernard Most

THERE'S AN ANT IN ANTHONY

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Anthony was learning how to spell his name in school one day when he found an ant in Anthony."" And so Anthony searches in his house, backyard, and elsewhere, while Most lists a lot of the things he doesn't find an ant in, plus the few--plant, antenna, canteloupe, phantom, etc.--where he does. The pictures represent the objects, not the words, and put real ants on the things with ant in their names--crawling on the arm of a giant, for example, or on Santa's stocking cap. For a further concrete touch, each ant, as Anthony finds it, is added to the growing collection in a jar he carries around with him. Everything is black and white except the ants in the picture and the letters ant in the text, which are red; and Most ends with some play on the words when Anthony finds ants in his pants and decides to end the search and run home that instant. What it all adds up to is essentially a learning toy, but one that is thought out sensibly and carried out with unostentatious, functional flair.

Pub Date: March 20th, 1980
ISBN: 0688115136
Publisher: Morrow