Ant Cities (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
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Did you know that ants have jobs? Ants may not look like they are doing anything important, but each ant that lives in a hill has a special job, whether it is cleaning the nest, digging new tunnels or gathering food. And in each ant city there is a queen ant who is busy laying eggs.
In this popular Stage 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book, Arthur Dorros explores the fascinating and complex ways in which these industrious insects work together to keep their ant cities alive.
A Reading Rainbow Selection
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1987 (NSTA/CBC)
- Amazon Sales Rank: #11955 in Books
- Published on: 1988-06-03
- Released on: 1988-06-03
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .29" h x 10.02" w x 8.00" l, .29 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9780064450799
- Condition: New
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3 Dorros introduces ant communities by examining the harvester ant. The book includes information on the organization of the ant community, the specialization of ant roles within the community, and some of the physical characteristics of ant life. The pages on the harvester ant are followed by brief descriptions of several different types of ants, all chosen to catch a child's interest. The book ends with instructions for making a simple ant farm. The material is presented in simple language and large print. The illustrations, which are cartoon - like, colorful, and amusing, make the text more comprehensible and add interest to the book. One problem is that some terms, like larvae and pupae, are never defined, and there are limited contextual clues to their meaning. Still, this is an adequate introduction to a subject that fascinates the bug-minded, and it will be a useful addition to the science section. Ellen Loughran, Brooklyn Public Library
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Arthur Dorros is the author of many books for children, several of which he has also illustrated. His Ant Cities, a Reading Rainbow review book, and Feel the Wind were named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association/Children's Book Council. A Tree is Growing was named an Orbis Pictus Honor Book. Mr. Dorros lives in Seattle, Washington.
This is a very nice and informative book. I got it for my nephew who is 7 and he really enjoyed it. I bought it to go along with the ant farm I gave to him for his birthday. It was on back order but he still was intrigued with it when it came.
Bought this to go along with ant farm for my 5 year old. Just what I was looking for -- easy to follow, not too technical but not silly, intereting, and engaging. Wonderfully illustrated.
Book was entertaining for the kids (2 & 4 yrs old) and very educational. I bought this book to go along with the gel ant farm I also bought for them. Highly recommended!