Michael’s Hall’s latest book, It’s an Orange Aardvark, is another charming and witty book that can be added to his collection of stories. We greet five carpenter ants that have taken up residence in a tree stump. Rumble, Rumble, outside noises alert them. A curious member of the group decides to create a peephole in the stump. What could it be? It is obvious to one of the ants that is a fearsome beast, an aardvark who eats carpenter ants. As they peer out they see orange and the frightened ant assures everyone it is an orange aardvark. Each page of this delightful book presents a new peephole with a new color and the imagination of our frightened ant only becomes sillier and sillier.
Michael Hall’s illustrations only enhance this funny story and all the peepholes throughout the book just add to the excitement of discovering the next color. This book can be enjoyed by anyone!