Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.9
Lexile® Measure: 490L
Guided Reading: Q
- Comedy and Humor
About This Book
This humorous story about two young brothers and an ant colony shows 9- to 12-year-old readers how sibling rivalry can sometimes go a bit too far.
When Adam gets an ant colony for his birthday, he decides to become an expert on the insect. He reads about ants at the library and impatiently waits for his new "pets" to arrive. But older brother Max is determined to get the best of his brother and tells him that some people actually eat chocolate-covered ants. Adam doesn't believe Max, and the two brothers make a bet.
The whimsical tale includes riddles, satire, and jokes, and even shows how Max manages to trick Adam into eating chocolate-covered ants by putting the critters in some chocolate-almond ice cream, a trick that will no doubt "gross out" and entertain young readers at the same time!