ANTics

ANTics

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by Dakota Douglas
     
 

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EXCITING. FUNNY. ENTERTAINING.

"Nicely written and kids will like it." (Amazon review)

Bug cadets, Zube, Brill and HesitANT have a problem - and he's big, mean, hairy and smelly. This funny and entertaining tale takes place on one day in the life of the three young ant friends as they set off to bring food back to their nest.
Follow the tiny pals through many

Overview

EXCITING. FUNNY. ENTERTAINING.

"Nicely written and kids will like it." (Amazon review)

Bug cadets, Zube, Brill and HesitANT have a problem - and he's big, mean, hairy and smelly. This funny and entertaining tale takes place on one day in the life of the three young ant friends as they set off to bring food back to their nest.
Follow the tiny pals through many unexpected and exciting twists and turns as they flee danger and make new friends.
Reviewers say this cute story with its colourful characters would make a great animated movie. As well as many funny moments, it's also educational and is a great way for children to learn new words as the characters have names that describe their personality and end in ANT. The story also highlights the value of friendship and teamwork and features some interactive ideas at the end.
This fun illustrated book, in the style of Watership Down, will captivate young and old alike. It's the perfect bedtime story for ages 7+ to read or be read to time and time again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477696705
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/24/2012
Pages:
138
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Dakota Douglas has written thousands of stories as a newspaper reporter. Now she's following her childhood dream of being a novelist. As a kid she read books under the bedclothes by torchlight. These days, she dives under the covers, torch in hand, to scribble down conversations between her book characters in case she forgets them in the morning.

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ANTics 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ANTics is a book for children ages seven and older. This tale features the story of three young ants on the run, trying to escape a crazy, smelly spider who intends to turn the three ants into ant soup. This book is designed to teach children the importance of teamwork and friendship. It also does a fantastic job of teaching about the habits and lives of ants. A good and adventurous read for both children and adults.
MRCROCCO More than 1 year ago
The play on the word ANT is very clever. The ants live in InhabitANT. Inhabitants are HesitANT, EXUBERant, and BrilliANT, just to name a few. The story is a fun adventure for children to read. The ants are very much alike families that deal with similar issues as human beings. In this story, the biggest challenge for the ants is foraging food for InhabitANT, without getting killed by humans, animals, or bullies in their own environment. While the book is not age coded, and because of its length, children would appreciate the story if it included pictures. The cover page is very enticing and fun and young readers would expect to visualize each unique ant and ‘character’ in color. An idea would be to break up the book into smaller stories. There are so many terrific adventures; one adventure a book would be more effective in holding a child’s attention. There are several typos, which cannot occur in a child’s book. ANTics is a subtle and fun way to teach children life’s lessons. The story is clever and well written. Pictures accompanying such a character rich story would be an enhancement. Young readers will be entertained when they choose, ANTics by Dakota Douglas.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye for Readers Favorite This is a really cool story about a kingdom of ants whose inhabitANTS have the most creative names I have ever seen. This intriguing and fun story is quite refreshing, and a cute concept for the children’s market. "ANTics" is a well-done tale that will enchant boys and girls in elementary school and some older kids too. "ANTics" is a great written work that will teach love, friendship and unity to our kids. These are values that many children don’t have these days when parents don’t have the time to teach them. The story starts when one ant named ExuberANT is trying to take a short cut on his way to his friend, BrilliANT's, who awaits impatiently on the other side. He chooses to disobey orders and crosses the human family’s patio where many other ants have found death under the shoes of the two-footed people. He learned that day that rules are placed for a good reason. But that isn’t what the book is about. The story gets better when these two ants befriend a lonely, small, picked-on ant by the name HesitANT. Between the three, they get in trouble by making their deathly enemy, RepugnANT, mad. He is a huge magical spider. The beast is cruel, strong, and deadly. The three friends are chased, trapped, and almost drowned in the pages of this book, all the way to a very interesting end — where you will find the real hero in the story. "ANTics" has all the important ingredients to make it a favorite of parents, teachers, and children alike. I recommend it for any private or public library. Excellent work.