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Are You an Ant? (Up The Garden Path / Backyard Books)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Young fans of A Bug's Life will enjoy this inside look at the everyday life of these fascinating insects as they explore the similarities and differences in their own lives.
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published April 15th 2002 by Kingfisher (first published March 18th 2002)
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Michelle
Informational/Concept.
Themes- ants, food chains, life cycles.
Classroom use- talk about the difference between mammals and insects (humans/ants), have students draw the life of a different ant from the end of the book ant in a comic and research the type of ant that they're drawing. Go outside, take pictures if ants in action, and place them in a collage of life cycle stages/jobs.
Sandy Brehl
One of several titles in this science series, readable text with an appealing use of second person voice is used to fully explore the life of an ant, from the ant's point of view. Illustrations are appealing while incorporating accurate and informative science. Content answers and generates questions for further investigation.
Robert
A far more interesting story than I expected. One really learns about ants here and the illustrations are just as good as the text. This is written for the reader to learn about the life cycle of an ant and the work they do.

Nicely done!
Dolly
Nov 06, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fascinating look at ants - how they are born, where and how they live, their characteristics and the different jobs they do. The ending is a bit disjointed, but overall the book is informative and interesting.
Carrie Gelson
I did not know about "anting" - where birds pick up the ants and put them under their wings because the acid in their bodies kills the ticks that bite the birds! So many interesting facts in these little books.a
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My students like this book!
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Judy Allen is an award-winning author whose novel Awaiting Developments was short-listed for the Whitbread Children's Novel Award.

Judy Allen, along with illustrator Tudor Humphries, created Kingfisher's award-winning Backyard Books series and many other successful books, including the Reading Rainbow selections Tiger and Seal.
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