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Ron Ovadia

Pages: 30
ISBN: 978-160844-603-2
List Price: 13.95
Available: September 2010
Edition: Perfectbound

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HANK (Or How We Tried To Get Rid Of Our Ants) is a story (for children 5 to 65) about a family that tries to solve its ant problem by getting an anteater, only to find that their problems have just begun. As we discover, Hank eats a lot more than just ants! Written in fun rhyming verse and brought to life with enchanting illustrations, Hank captures the peculiar (if exaggerated) eating habits of this odd little creature and shows how one bright idea can save the day—and save Hank from being sent back to the wild.

Ron Ovadia is a freelance writer, lyricist, and creative consultant with a PhD in psychology. He has written many children’s songs, including “Tomorrow’s Child” for Disney’s EPCOT Center and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” for the animated TV show, which earned him an EMMY nomination. His book, “First Dog of 1600 Pooch’lvania Avenue” (with Ron Grant), is also available on Amazon. Ron, his wife, Jackie, and their Abyssinian cat live in Irvine, CA, where they have finally managed to keep their ants under control without an anteater.

Jennifer Gray Olson is a freelance illustrator based in Southern California. She is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art education. Her love of creating whimsical characters and the worlds in which they dwell led her into illustrating. She creates her work using a combination of ink, watercolor, and digital painting. She lives in Corona, CA, with her husband, Steve, their two young sons, Ethan and Eli… and two dogs…
and two cats…. and a fish… and now she’s considering adding an anteater as well.