Chocolate-Covered Ants

Chocolate-Covered Ants

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by Stephen Manes

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Gr 3-5--Second grader Adam receives an ant colony for his birthday--without the ants. As he waits impatiently for them to arrive, he bones up on ant facts at the library, his mother worrying all the while about the insects getting loose in the house. When they finally arrive, older brother Max informs a disbeliev ing Adam that people eat chocolate- covered ants. If Max can prove that he is right, he'll win a bet with his brother. Disaster ensues; Mom calls off the bet, but Adam gets the last laugh. In Max' first-person narration, the deliberately paced story is precipitated by the arriv al of the ant colony, and the plot is stretched from there. Ant jokes, rid dles, and puns abound; the eating of chocolate-covered ants is gross and funny, although overused. This unde manding, quick read is mildly amusing fare for fans of Rockwell's How to Eat Fried Worms (Watts, 1973) and Robert Smith's Chocolate Fever (Dell, 1978).--Megan McDonald, Minneapo lis Public Library

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Scholastic, Inc.
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490L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Chocolate-Covered Ants 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was awsome but could be a little better this book I thought was good because it was interesting. Even if you don't like ant's I would suggest you to read it. Just a reminder watch out for the character Adam. He tends to Be a little braty.