The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants

Crown. Mar. 2024. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780593567784.
K-Gr 3–Told with humor and short phrases, this is a highly engaging nonfiction for young etymologists. All ages will enjoy this book as some of the fun is geared more toward adult readers, e.g., “before you can say, ‘Bob’s your ant!’” Comparing the ant’s world with the human realm will help children connect with these small creatures. They may ask adults to think twice about getting rid of that ant invasion in the home after reading about the amazing way ants communicate by using pheromones. Who would have thought ants had such important life lessons to teach humans? Bunting’s pitch-perfect renderings and graphic images complement the simple text; they’re highly appealing and reminiscent of the illustrations in John Kane’s I Say Ooh, You Say Aah.
VERDICT A fun new addition for all collections.

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