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The Ant Farm Escape!

4.82  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Did you know that worker ants--just like the ones in this story--are always girls? Compelling ant facts like these fill mini sidebars in this enterprising and informative text!
So roll up your sleeves and put on your pink hardhat as you join these industrious ants for a tale of hard work and perseverance. Explore the inner workings of a lively ant colony as these determine
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 17th 2019 by Pelican
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Stevo Brock
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a Best of the Best for the month of June, 2019, as selected by Stevo's Book Reviews on the Internet. You can find me at, on my Stevo's Novel Ideas Amazon Influencer page ( or search for me on Google for many more reviews and recommendations. ...more
Joana Pastro
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A unique concept by author Heather Macht, that combines STEM, lot's of interesting and fun facts about ants, an exciting adventure and plenty of girl power! Also a great resource for science class!
David Harrington's art is fun, full of energy, and perfectly compliments the text.
Highly recommend!
Evelyn Bookless
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Ant Farm Escape is a fun story about female ants trying to break free from their enclosure. Fun facts complement the story so well. Both boys and girls will love this book and learn lots too. Super illustrations.
Lauren Kerstein
With clever rhymes, fun facts, and lots of girl power, Heather and David created a satisfying and wonderful book! I highly recommend this for home and classrooms!
Adria Goetz
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's such a fun and interesting book, and there's something so delightfully empowering about seeing hard-working, kick butt girl ants with pink helmets and ponytails. I love it.:) ...more
Evelyne Holingue
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: To preschoolers and early elementary children
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There is so much to love in this Picture Book. And so much to learn, too! Who has not spent hours as a child watching ants, fascinated by their relentless, patient and so organized work? Filled with true facts, some I didn't know, told through a delightful story and supported by really cool illustrations, this Picture Book tells of the amazing work female ants accomplish. Real workers wear helmets, use specific tools and know their business. These ants do too. And pink being the hottest color th ...more
Sophia Gholz
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Grab your hard hats, folks! The Ant Farm Escape is a fun and informative read from author Heather Macht. Join a crew of worker ants as they set out to escape from the farm to the great outdoors. Macht's perfect rhymes and meter set a playful tone, while the informative sidebars add interesting facts about these fascinating little insects. Perfect for home libraries and classrooms. ...more
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Heather Macht's always had a niche for storytelling. Ever since she was a young girl, she'd spend her free time writing imaginative stories for friends and family.

In the third grade, Macht recalls often getting scolded for turning her English and Science class' writing assignments into creative stories. Even though her teachers often frowned at her "unnecessary" imagination, her classmates enjo

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