Anthill For Sale by Johnny Ray Moore is a charmingly sweet children’s book about how we sometimes don’t appreciate the things that we have until they are almost gone. Alvin finds that his home isn’t what he really wants anymore, so he decides to put it up for sale, but it seems that no matter the buyer-they just aren’t right for the house. From a ladybug to an anteater, no one fits the anthill like Alvin and his family, so even though he saw all the imperfections of the home to begin with, he realizes that they are just perfect anyway.
I love how detailed the illustrations are in this book, you can see how much Alvin doesn’t want to get rid of his home, and all of the little details in each picture make the story even more fun and entertaining for adults and children.
My children and I adored reading this together, and it brought up a great topic, even though we may not have the “best” or “newest” things, we still love what we have, and appreciate all of the things that we’ve worked hard for, because they are ours! Not only is this book adorable and fun to read, but it has a great message in the end. I definitely recommend this book to kiddos who are able to understand the meaning behind the story, I guarantee it will spark some great discussions.
Anthill For Sale
Alvin shows his home to potential homeowners. The buyers can’t see the beauty in the anthill and want to change everything about Alvin’s precious home. Alvin is disappointed the buyers don’t see what he sees. The home reminds him of the memories of him and his family. Alvin has a change of heart and must convince his wife the anthill is their only place to call home. Ages: 3-8
Author: Johnny Ray Moore
Illustrator: Zuzana Svobodova
Publisher: Big Belly Book Co.
Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, Big Belly Book Co and request at your local book store.