Ants Rule (Paperback)

The Long and Short of It

By Bob Barner

Holiday House, 9780823441747, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/21/2017)

List Price: 7.99*
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The ants need to plan the Blowout Bug Jamboree! But how can they build a thrilling carnival ride for the festival if they don’t know how many bugs will come, or how big those bugs will be? This is a colorful and fun-filled introduction to nonstandard measurement, comparison, and organizing and representing data. As caterpillars, butterflies, and other insects are measured and compared in lengths of ants, an amazing plan unfolds. Just in time for the jamboree, the ants put the final touches on the perfect roller coaster, seen in a deluxe gatefold spread.

About the Author

Bob Barner has written and illustrated more than twenty-five books including Bug Safari, Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos, a bilingual book, and I Have a Garden, an I Like to Read® book. His work has received the Parents' Choice Award and the Teachers' Choice Award. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Praise For Ants Rule: The Long and Short of It

"A quirky approach to math that should spur divergent thinking."—Kirkus Reviews
"a fine overview of an infrequently written about topic and a natural addition to STEM curricula."—School Library Journal
Winner of the Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers Award