An ant goes fro a walk in a rainforest and as it walks through the lush greenery and amongst the tall trees it sees all kinds of wondrous things. Among other things it sees an anteater snuffling up ants, a jewel-like dragonfly resting next to a beautiful orchid, and a “gentle giant” of a gorilla looking out from its home in the forest.
In this colorful alphabet board book, Kristin Joy Pratt takes her young readers on a journey to the world’s rainforests, sharing with children some of the wondrous plants and animals that can be found in these very special habitats. Each pate focuses on one plant or creature using just a few descriptive words set against a full page background illustration rendered in bright tropical colors.
— Through the Looking Glass (June 2007)
XYZ the Ant walks little ones through the alphabet in this colorful board book! See the amazing anteater, a gentle gorilla, an elegant emerald tree boa, a super-slow sloth, and more delightful rainforest animals and plants – all written and illustrated in magic marker by this 15-year-old author!
— Georgia Family Magazine (May 2007)
First written and illustrated when Pratt-Serafini was only 14 years old, this simple nature book is a favorite, so it continues to be published – now as a board book. In it, the reader walks through the alphabet with an ant, meeting such characters as “a super-slow sloth” and “a terrific toucan.” A close enough look will reveal the young artist’s handiwork – magic markers!
— Ventura County Parent (March 2007)