Children's LiteratureAs the text describes the fascinating habits of ants, close-up photographs bring the reader to an intimate level with this amazing insect. Chapters include: "Ant Anatomy," "Ant Communication," and "Ants in Danger." The latter chapter teaches about predators of ants and their loss of habitat. An intriguing section on the social aspect of ants gives the reader an understanding of how they communicate with each other, and of the intricate social structure into which ants are born. The colorful photos and helpful illustrations truly complement the text; there are even photos of tiny ant eggs and a cross-section of what an ant looks like inside its cocoon. There is also a short section that shows children how to care for ants in an ant farm. An index, glossary, and a Web site reference section are included. This title is part of "The Life Cycle Series," and would be appropriate for biology classrooms and children's libraries. 2006, Crabtree Publishing Company, and Ages 9 to 11.
Cherie Ilg Haas