Room On Top (Hardcover)
Little anteater loves riding on his mama’s back—it’s the very best place to be. But sometimes the little anteater feels lonely. When he asks Badger, Duck, and Hare to join him—the new friends eagerly accept and are happy to have a fresh vantage point from atop mama anteater’s back—How bright! How roomy! How stylish! Soon everyone wants to join in the fun. It seems the little anteater can’t stop making new friends. When Squirrel, Frog and family, Snail, Fox, Woodpecker, Mole, and Dormouse jump on—things start to get wobbly. And here comes a long legged heron. Will they all fit on Mama’s back?
Bruno Hächler’s ticklish tale presents a vivid panorama of the animal kingdom. Laura D’Arcangelo’s humorous illustrations take the animal antics to new heights!
Laura D’Arcangelo was born in Bern, Switzerland, and grew up in Ins, a small village in Seeland that is the birthplace of the painter Albert Anker. In 2017 she completed her studies in illustration fiction at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Hochschule Luzern). Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator and as an author and illustrator of children’s books. Currently she is completing a master’s program in teaching art so that she can soon start working as an art educator. But what she likes most of all is to take gouache and colored pencils and create little worlds on the page. She has published two previous picture books that have both been nominated for several prizes. www.lauradarcangelo.ch
— School Library Journal
"A delightful nod to The Mitten, although this time, the place where there' not quite enough room is on top of Mama Anteater's back! Kids will giggle at the growing tower of animal friends, and laugh when they all come crashing down. Each animal is its own unique character and they're all lovingly portrayed. It's great to meet new friends!"
"This playful story is filled with silly thrills and wonderful artwork, perfect for any story time!"
— Laura G's Kids Book Recommendations
"This is a good one for storytimes or lapsits where it will no doubt be asked to be read over and over."
— Katrina Yurenka