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The Life and Times of the Ant

The Life and Times of the Ant

by Charles Micucci Illustrated by Charles Micucci
Children are often fascinated with this commonest of all insects. Not mighty in size, but mighty in resourcefulness and industry, the ant has crawled the earth since prehistoric times. It has dwelt in rain forest tree trunks and in acorns of oak trees, beneath logs, and under sidewalks. It has protected forests by capturing insects, has cleared weeds away from acacia trees, and by growing gardens has released important nutrients into the soil. Seed-lifters, dirt-diggers, social beings, ants have the most advanced brain of all insects!

So watch where you step, especially on a warm day. A small but mighty ant may be underfoot.

Ages
5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Lexile Measure
IG960L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
S
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Informational Text

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