A funny tale of a naughty anteater who loves to be the centre of attention and gets stuck be silly when the wind changes.
Arturo is a cheeky show-off and he loves to pull faces and be silly. He desperately wants to be the centre of everybody’s attention and even has dreams of becoming the most famous anteater in the whole wide world. Out of the blue, he gets just what he’s been wishing for and all eyes are on him! But will life in the spotlight turnout to be everything he imagined…? A hilarious, cautionary tale of a naughty, very cheeky anteater who loves to be the centre of attention.
- A funny tale about an anteater who gains fame that will take readers on a whirlwind adventure through farms, TV stations and a media tour to London.
- This is a light-hearted tale that will leave a smile on readers’ faces – just be careful the wind doesn’t change.
- Funny, dynamic illustrations full of character.
“An anteater is antsy for world fame. … Comical cartoons feature lots of white space; Arturo’s exaggerated facial features enhance the fun. A sly, winking acknowledgment that naughtiness is harder to root out than one might wish.” —Kirkus Reviews (U.S.)
Hannah Beech is an illustrator and designer based in Cornwall, UK. She studied illustration at Bath Spa University and later completed her MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Arts, UK. Since graduating, Hannah has illustrated for a huge variety of print projects aimed at children, young people and adults, including books, mental health awareness campaigns (one featuring a guinea pig called Denzel!) and her own range of illustrations of Cornwall. She’s designed characters and patterns for kids’ clothing and grown-up textiles, and dabbled in a little bit of toy design too. Hannah also works as a graphic designer and creates her own handmade screen-prints. When she’s not busy colouring in, you’ll probably find her walking on the cliff tops, eating ice cream or planning her next adventure over the sea and far away…
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels
Guided Reading Level: L
Grade Level Equivalent: 2
Picture book, animal fantasy, SEL: Social Emotional Learning; learning to stop attention seeking behaviors, Story elements: setting, plot and character development, main character, Arturo, figurative language: idiom, Illustrations enhance meaning and tone, Comprehension strategies: identify cause and effect relationships and changes from beginning to end of the story, make text to self connections. Themes: just be yourself, cheeky, rude behaviors have consequences.
Interest Age: 4 to 7 years
Reading Age: 7 to 8 years
Juvenile Fiction / Concepts / Senses & Sensation
World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US.
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