Collins’ cartoon illustrations in watercolor and charcoal are bright and engaging…Listeners will giggle all the way through because they know the answer. The text is made up entirely of dialogue, the anteater’s set in boldface roman type and the other animals’ in italics. The silliness should have little listeners asking for repeat readings.
Comic tension builds as ants march quietly through the spreads, their count increasing each time a new animal is approached (a subtle thread that eagle-eyed young readers will enjoy following). Expressive creatures done in watercolor and charcoal display distinct personalities, especially the likable but oblivious star.