Just Like Us! Ants
This book is a fantastic introduction to the weird and wonderful world of ants! As the title suggests, ants are “just like us” in far more ways than you’d think. For instance, ants take very good care of their babies. They communicate with each other to stay safe. They work hard in various positions to make sure their colony runs smoothly. They can even farm!
Each two-page spread features photographs integrated into vibrant and whimsical illustrations. Although the text is displayed in small boxes, which is inviting and manageable for younger readers, it doesn’t skimp on fascinating information. This is an equally enjoyable book to read out loud with your favorite insect lover or to let them read through on their own. The author has done an excellent job of providing ant facts that aren’t covered in every other ant book. There’s a dose of humor to both the illustrations and the text that made this book stand out. Just Like Us! Ants is fun and exciting to read for both children and adults who are interested in learning more about these six-legged workaholic friends we share the planet with. There’s even a bibliography in the back in case you can’t get enough ant info!
HMH Books for Young Readers
Bridget Heos • David Clark, Illustrator