Millie Loves Ants
Written by Jackie French
Illustrated by Sue deGennarro
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
This is a wonderful book to explore an iconic, Australian mammal in an easy to understand manner. The little girl in the story, Emily wants to find out why Millie loves ants so much. Each page takes us on Emily’s journey as she follows Millie the echidna step by step through the garden. The surprise at the end is a fantastic way to show the importance of Millie’s journey.
Reasons we love this book:
1 the illustrations are beautiful
2 the story has a rhythmic flow that makes it fantastic to read out loud
3 it’s Australian without being stereotypical and cliche
4 it’s educational without being boring!
Win win for parent and child.